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Norman Leto
Poland 2017 / 107’
subtitles: English
Menashe Strange But True

An epic encounter between art and science in the form of an experimental lecture. Photon is a journey from the beginnings of the universe to an uncharted, post-human future. From the Big Bang to the quantum revolution. Inspired by the work Britain's famous "theorist of everything,"David Deutsch, the author of the acclaimed The Fabric of Reality: Towards a Theory of Everything,the film deals with the origins of matter, then explains what we know (and what we do not know) about the origins of life. How did complex molecular systems form? Using several telling examples from the everyday life of the average family, the biological basis for phenomena such as violence, alcoholism, and free will is explained. In light of recent scientific research, an interesting question is raised: do we really decide anything? The film's final chapter focuses on the future of the human race. Photon boldly predicts that humans and technology will become even more closely intertwined. This visually extraordinary story, combining documentary, fictional, and animated sequences, ends with futurological speculation about the development of civilization and the end of the universe.

Ewa Szabłowska


Tickets sale starts on 19th July, 12pm.
mo 07 Aug, 13:15 knh 8
Filmmakers Q&A
tu 08 Aug, 19:15 knh 8
Filmmakers Q&A
su 13 Aug, 16:15 knh 9
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Norman Leto

Born in 1980, Norman Leto is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer who work takes place in the space where visual arts, cinema, philosophy of science, and fiction overlap. His artistic work involves painting; creating objects, installations and gallery video projections; and larger narrative projects such as films and novels.


2010 Sailor

2017 Photon

Cast & Crew

director Norman Leto
screenplay Norman Leto
cinematography Michał Marczak, Norman Leto
editing Norman Leto, Antoni M. Kowalczyk
music Przemyslaw Ksiazek, Igor Szulc
animation Norman Leto, Lightcraft
cast Andrzej Chyra, Danuta Banach, Stanisław Banach, Kaja Werbanowska, Iwo Piotrowski, Karolina Kominek
producer Daniel Markowicz, Piotr Galon
production Lightcraft
sales Norman Leto
language Polish
colouration colour & b&w