A Miracle in Cracow
(Csoda Krakkóban)

feature, 35mm, 94 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: Poland

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2004.

Pjotr, an émigré from Budapest, is a young Polishman living in Cracow. He has been an enthusiast of books, but especially of one particular book. According to a Jewish legend this book entitled the Silver Crown, has the power to raise the dead.
With this very book under her arm Eszter, a student from Budapest, happens to arrive in Cracow to restore a rabbi - tombstone. A never-ending series of complications ensues, which seems to be directed by an ancient Jewish spinning top called Trenderli. The fate of both young and old revolve around this toy - and the Book. It is these objects that conjure up the spirit of Pjotr - dead grandmother. The Wonderworker Rabbi, who appears out of nowhere, also tells stories about this mystical toy.

Creators

Ági Mógor Editor
Diana Groó Director
Krzysztof Zanussi, Iván Angelusz, Gábor Garami, Iwona Ziulkowska Producer
Michal Szczerbic, Ildikó Kovács Production manager
Ryszard Melliwa, Mónika Esztán Visual design
Zsuzsa Balai, Jagna Janicka Costumes
Budapest Klezmer Band, Klezmatics, Dániel Kardos Music
András Szekér, Diana Groó Screenplay
Studio Filmowe TOR / PL, Katapult Film, Chaplin Film, Duna Television, Cinema-Film Production company
György Kovács Sound
Sándor Kardos Director of photography
Jerzy Trela , Franciszek Pieczka, Itala Békés, Ivan Dániel Ármin, Maciej Adamczyk, Eszter Bíró, Bartlomiej Swiderski, Stanislawa Celinska  Cast

Awards

Houston Worldfest - 2005 Golden Remi Award
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2005 Best Producer: Gábor Garami

Festivals

Săo Paulo Jewish Film Festival - 2005
Palic International Film Festival - 2006
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2005
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2006
Amsterdam Joods Film Festival - 2005
Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2006
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth - 2005
Vienna Jewish Film Week - 2005
Prague FEBIOFEST - 2006
Berlin Jewish Film Festival - 2005
Göteborg International Film Festival - 2005

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