IFFI will close its curtains with the International Premiere of veteran Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi's enigmatic film, PERFECT NUMBER, which searches for philosophical answers in the mathematical theories of quantum physics and calculus to push the limits of physics, where Science meets TranscendencePoland | 2022 | Polish | 85 Mins | Colour Original Title: Liczba doskonata Director: Krzysztof Zanussi Writer: Krzysztof Zanussi Producers: Zbigniew Domagalski, FER Felice Farina, Paolo Maria Spina DoP: Piotr Niemyjski Editor: Milenia Fiedler Cast: Andrzej Seweryn, Jan Marczewski
Synopsis: What makes life meaningful: success or love? This dilemma is faced by Joachim, a fulfilled man approaching the end of his life, and a young mathematical genius, David. In 'The Perfect Number', Zanussi returns to the central themes of his work, explored in such classics as 'Crystal Structure' and 'Illumination'. The answers he gives this time are not obvious. A young mathematician-physicist is immersed in his scientific research and in teaching his subjects. Joachim, an elderly Jewish-Polish cousin, would like to donate to David, wealth accumulated during his lifetime. David rejects this offer since he wants to remain poor but happy. In the city, as word spreads, many believe that David has become very rich, and the young researcher finds himself kidnapped!
Krzysztof Zanussi: director, producer, screenwriter. Author of world- famous films: ‘Crystal Structure' (1968), 'Illumination' (1973), 'Constans' (1980), ‘The Year of the Quiet Sun' (1984), 'Anywhere, if you are' (1988), ‘Cwal' (1996), 'Persona non grata' (2004), 'Rewizyta' (2009), 'Foreign body' (2014); awarded at many international festivals, incl. in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Moscow, Chicago, Montreal, Berlin, Tokyo. Krzysztof Zanussi also directs theatre productions and has authored several books.