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My House Without Me

Mój dom
dir. Magdalena Szymków
Poland, UK 2012 / 28’
subtitles: Polish and English

The paradoxes of history are played out in the story of two lives. Born in eastern Poland, ten-year-old Janina is deported to Kazakhstan at the outset of the Second Word War. Back on a wave of post-war repatriations, she settles in the city of Szczecin, in a house vacated by relocated Germans – Annemarie’s family. Who is the invader, who bears the guilt, who is the victim? This narrative of memory and image is as fluid as borders during wartime.

awards

IFF Krakow 2012 – The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award for the Best Film Editing

Magdalena Szymków

Journalist and filmmaker with a degree in Law (the University of Szczecin), a degree in Journalism (the University of Warsaw) and a diploma of the Andrzej Wajda Film School. She has worked for the press and television in Poland and abroad (‘Gazeta Wyborcza’, ‘La Repubblica’, TVP, TVN, Arte/ZDF and RAI). Since 2003 she has been the curator of Ryszard Kapuściński’s photographic exhibitions in Italy. She is a co‑founder of Vezfilm, a British production company. She lives in Amsterdam.

Filmography:

2012 Mój dom / My House Without Me (short, doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Magdalena Szymków
screenplay Magdalena Szymków
cinematography Paweł Chorzępa, Kurt Moser
editing Stefan Paruch
music Tomasz Wieczorek
producer Adam Ślesicki, Francesco Ragazzi
production Wajda Studio, Vezfilm, Pomerania Film
sales Wajda Studio
awards IFF Krakow 2012 – The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award for the Best Film Editing
language Polish, Deutsch
colouration colour