Four years in the making, Sufferrosa is a non-linear, interactive web-based movie made by Dawid Marcinkowski (screenwriter, director, editor and designer) with help from an international group of filmmakers, musicians and artists. It is an experimental storytelling project combining cinema and the web.
The movie is a homage to Jean Luc Godard’s movie Alphaville (1965), W.J.Has’ cult-movie Manuscript found in Saragossa (1965), American film noir and the French writer Vernon Sullivan.
Sufferrosa is a satire of cult of beauty and youth in the present-day world. Do you remember the film Logan’s Run (1976), where everybody who is older than 30 gets exterminated? Probably our generation is not endangered by such experiments. But there is a chance that, in 40 years time we will all have transformed into frustrated woopies (Well-Off Older People) who spend their life savings on plastic surgery. And when it happens that the scalpel is not enough, we will probably head directly to the clinic of Carlos von Braun. As Mae West once said “You are never too old to become younger”.
Sufferrosa is one of the biggest interactive web-based movies ever made :
- 110 scenes
- 3 alternative endings
- 20 different locations
- the movie comply time - scenes change every time they are viewed
- 25 actors (among other famous legends of the Polish film industry)
- soundtrack to the movie includes Sonic Youth, Glass Candy, Tarwater
- costumes designed by top Polish fashion designers
- the movie is designed especially for the web