• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Friday Cinema:

Photon (PL, 2017)

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Accessible with hearing loss

107 min

In Polish with Czech subtitles.

Admission fee to projections is included in the gallery admission.


Quantum fairytale about world’s origins by Polish visual artist Norman Leto.

The painter and filmmaker Norman Leto started to work on movie already in 2011. This ambitious project aims to map the development of the universe from the origins of matter to the most intricate organisms on Earth. This film is however very distinct from a classic documentary. Its structure is set by acted-out excerpts starring the popular Polish actor Andrzej Chyra in the role of an unnamed scientist. He is interviewed by a journalist (Kaja Werbanowska) and reflects on various social and scientific topics which are then depicted in visual interpretations. In this way, we gradually move from the beginning of the universe to the origins of life, from the beginning of life to its development, and from the human development to the birth of civilisation. The illustrative examples show the findings of quantum physics or evolutionary biology and other scientific phenomena. The turning point arrives once the film moves on to the present and looks into the near future of the universe. You will see how Norman Leto uses his research to create a film depicting the future of humankind and the entire universe once he showed us its history and present state. (Academia Film Olomouc)

Drama / Sci-Fi
Director, screenplay and film editor: Norman Leto
Director of Photography: Norman Leto, Michal Marczak
Music: Przemysław Książek, Igor Szulc, Przemysław Wierzbicki
Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Danuta Banach, Stanisław Banach, Kaja Werbanowska, Iwo Piotrowski, Karolina Kominek, Steve Royal, Beata Grabowska, Joanna Soroczak, Katarzyna Biskup, Anna Kisiel, Norman Leto, Wojciech Bąkowski, Łukasz Gruziński

The partner of this projection is Polish Institute in Prague.