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The Current War

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, USA 2017, 107’
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood The Dead Don't Die

Ah, how fascinating it must have been to see the development of technology that changed the world up close! In the end of 19th century Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) were running neck and neck in a contest for the most cutting-edge invention, which would provide electricity for the greatest number of people. Today, history remembers only one of them. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film shows scenes of scientists’ rivalry, focusing on what people consider distinct characteristics of Americans: entrepreneurial spirit, a “can-do” attitude and a noble competition. The Current War is a beautifully acted, thrilling film about the events that changed the history of the world. Variety’s reviewer stressed that The Current War benefits from a smart, snappy script and a well-rounded cast, and gives its director the chance to employ virtually every camera trick known to man.

Magdalena Maksimiuk
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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Born in Laredo, Texas, an American film and television director. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He began his career as an assistant to Martin Scorsese, Nora Ephron, Roberto De Niro, and Alejandro Gonzaleza Iñárritu, then he worked as second unit director for films such as Babel and Julie & Julia. Gomez-Rejon was nominated for an Emmy award for American Horror Story, he also won Audience Award and Grand Jury Award for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, screened at 6th AFF.


2010-2012 Glee (TV Series)

2014 Miasteczko, które bało się zmierzchu / The Town That Dreaded Sundown

2011-2014 American Horror Story (TV series)

2015 Earl i ja, i umierająca dziewczyna / Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

2017 Wojna o prąd / The Current War

Cast & Crew

director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
screenplay Michael Mitnick
cinematography Chung Chung-hoon
editing Justin Krohn, David Trachtenberg
music Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran
cast Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Katherine Waterston
producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk, Jayne Sullivan
production Bazelevs Production, Film Rites, Fourth Floor Productions, Lantern Entertainment, The Weinstein Company
Polish distributor Forum Film
language English
coloration colour
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