Viva Maria!

Viva Maria!

2010 / Poland / 17min

The great Polish opera diva Maria Fołtyn created her greatest performance in Stanisław Moniuszko’s „Halka”, with which she toured worldwide – she was applauded by Stalin and admired by Castro. Today, when she is losing her voice she has decided to give way to her successors. The film „Viva Maria” is a tale of passion, sacrifice and devotion, and is an extraordinary story of passing down a voice.


  • Original title
    Viva Maria!
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Magda Kowalczyk
  • Editing
    Stefan Paruch
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    17 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
    Chełmska 21
    00-724 Warszawa
    tel: (+48) 22 851 10 56
    cell: + 48 501 024 563
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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