Polish Section

Shorts

Mleko

Director: Urszula Morga

About film:
Ewa takes her daughter to their lake house to prepare for her 18th birthday party. Unbeknownst to her mother, Julka brings along her boyfriend. The mother openly disapproves his presence and wants to get rid of him. However, the more she tries, the more obvious it becomes that the hardest battle she will have to fight is the battle with herself.

Fascinatrix

Director: Justyna Mytnik

About film:
Fascinatrix is a musical about a bold woman driven by revenge, who cross-dresses as a witch hunter and enters the Inquisition's castle...

Olena

Director: Elzbieta Benkowska

About film:
A couple of Ukrainians, Olena and Dima are traveling to Sweden when Dima’s wallet with his passport gets stolen on a Polish train.

Animation

You Are Overreacting

Director: Karina Paciorkowska

About film:
An animated take on woman's place in contemporary world. Inspired by reality and the media. "You are overreacting" is a hand-drawn animation that attempts to ask questions about the place of women in the modern reality. The film is (unfortunately) inspired by everyday life, statements of public figures, and the media.

Polish Women Resistance

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About film:
Moved and broken by the situation in our country, we, a group of female and male students from the Animation Department of Lodz Film School have decided to act. We strongly oppose the recent events in our country and it’s shameful that such a ruling has been pushed through especially during this extremely difficult pandemic. The Constitutional court has issued a ruling that will end legal termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly. Many of us are afraid right now, this is why we want to express unity in a just cause. Instead of building more walls, we want to build something human. We hope to help tilt the balance. We encourage everyone from artistic circles and beyond to express objection, to act boldly despite the difficult time. Let’s be in this together.

Governence of Love

Director: Adela Kaczmarek

About film: A documentary about an unusual man or maybe a postulate of being usual. An animated philosophical treaty spoken with a common language of heart. The patient of life tells the story of his illness and depicts it with his own drawings. He saw a lot and spoke to important people. A beautiful war with Hungary is, among others, in the background.

The Full Sun

Director: Adela Kaczmarek

About the film:
The sunlight permeating through the window wakes up the protagonist who begins a colourful and impressionistic journey around the world. The woman tries to catch up with the sun, travelling over the seashores, succumbing to the rhythms of waves and light. This picturesque, ecumenical story pulsates with colours, hums with water and shines with positive energy. It is a film on the harmony of the world where everyday dance of the sun unites different religions, people of faraway continents and their attitudes.

The Bay

Director:

About film:
From the side of the sea flood volumes of purple matter. Saturated air fascinates and forces to uncommon seeking...

Impossible Figures and Other Stories II

Director: Marta Pajek

About the film:
The film portrays a story of a woman, who keeps on stumbling and falling in her daily rush. When she gets up, she discovers her house has quite unexpected attributes – it’s built from paradoxes and filled with illusions. The film is the second in the triptych “Impossible Figures and Other Stories” inspired by the concept of impossible figures. Each of the parts tells a story of aiming for perfection and trying to fulfil yourself in a reality full of traps.

Impossible Figures and Other Stories III

Director: Marta Pajek

About the film:
A Man and a Woman meet in a waiting room and immediately get closer to each other. They commence a game that gradually gets more and more ferocious.Their faces resemble masks while shapes slowly lose their integrity. Bodies are formed like clay, embracing each other until the limits of impossibility. „III” is a portrait of a woman in an exhausting relationship with a man, which allures and repulses at the same time. The film is the third part of the triptych “Impossible Figures and other stories”.

ROK

Director: Malgorzala Bosek

About film:
Film is dedicated to the memory of Marek Serafinski, an animation filmmaker and producer, privately the director's husband. It is a graphic and sound diary created from everyday life paper waste: labels, tickets etc. and cigarette packages of one chain smoker, accumulated by one collector within six years. It shows the degree of addiction, determination and a kind of addiction of the collector as well as a passage of time in that strange symbiosis of their shared life.

Who Would Have Thought

Director: Ewa Borysewicz

About film:
A certain man disappears under unclear circumstances. What has happened to him? Was something troubling him? What kind of life did he lead? These are the questions people who knew with him try to answer. Will the mystery ever be solved?

To Thy Heart

Director: Ewa Borysewicz

About film:
He was so handsome, with his jet-black hair, standing by the swing. When he smiled, eyes would stand on end. It was schizophrenic - he was so messed up that she would do whatever he said. She wanted to listen to his sweet-talking, wanted him to talk until the moon was up. Then she stopped pinning her hopes on him. She couldn't let him off so easily for his betrayal.

Lushfulness

Director: Weronika Szyma

About the film:
When a girl meets her mirror reflection, unexpectedly her fears and insecurities about her body turn into a passionate and free self exploration. Her fantasies come to life. But there’s also a darker side of this game. Is it possible to become united with your own self?

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