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Fixafilm on the set of "The Turncoat"

2019/09/26

In July and August, shooting for Oscar-winner Florian Gallenberger's film "The Turncoat" took place in Poland and Germany. Fixafilm had the pleasure of providing on-set DIT services.

"The Turncoat" is a drama based on Siegfried Lenz's novel "Der Uberlaufer", set during the Second World War. The hero is a young Wehrmacht soldier who starts to question the point of the war. Tormented by doubts as to who the real enemy is, he wonders whether his true allegiance should be to the Fatherland or his own conscience.

Fixafilm was able to work on location for "The Turncoat" thanks to our mobile DIT system. Fixonset is a portable, stand-alone digital laboratory. It is designed for use indoors, as well as outdoors from inside our specially equipped bus, allowing us to work anywhere, in all kinds of conditions!

 
 

"Lalka" or an illusion of love

2019/09/15

 "Lalka" (“The Doll”, 1968), directed by Wojciech Has, is a lavish screen adaptation of Bolesław Prus’ novel of the same title. "Lalka" is the story of affluent merchant Stanisław Wokulski’s unrequited love for Izabela Łęcka, a beautiful but cold aristocrat from an impoverished noble family. Blinded by love, Wokulski imagines Łęcka as the embodiment of his dreams and ideals, and resolves to devote all his energies to winning her heart.

Fixafilm had the pleasure of digitally restoring, colour-correcting and remastering the film.

The restoration of "Lalka" was commissioned by Studio Filmowe TOR as part of the project “Digital restoration and digitisation of Polish feature, documentary and animated films in order to ensure access via all platforms (cinema, television, Internet, mobile devices) and preserve Polish film heritage for future generations”, and was co-funded through the Operational Programme “Digital Poland for 2014–2020”, priority axis II: “E-government and open government”, specific objective 2.3: “Digital availability and usefulness of public sector information”, sub-measure 2.3.2: “Digital availability of cultural heritage sources”.