Polish Short Films Competition
When the Light of Dawn Arises, I’m OK, The Waiting Room, Wild Planets, Battleheart, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, All Souls’ Day, Echo, Boo!, With No Return, The Hamster, Driving School, Offline, Vanishing, A Porter from Mewa Hotel, Moon River, Aposiopesis, To War We Go!, The Light, Mr Sandman, Owl, The Informer, From the Life of Scarecrows, TV, Mercy, Endless Beginners, Night Visit, Stone Knights, Chance, Hegel & The Butterfly, Freedom, The Whistle, No Reason to Leave, My House Without Me, That Type of Birds, Sashka, Sashka, The Sportsman, No Seeing, Rogalik, Pizza à la Polonaise, World According to Hania and Staś, That Remaining, The Strongwoman, Escapade with Freegans, Camp, Survey about Women, Thread, Spirits of the Piano, The Redness, Lullaby, The Ballad of Nameless Joe, Afternoon, Lumberjack, Oranges, Leaves, At Saint Vincent’s, Once There Was a King, The Game, The Fairy-Tale Cookery Chronicle, Dog’s Odyssey 2006, Mirage, You Cant’t Beat the Movies, Kinefaktura, Agnieszka, Dr Character presents 2., Loading, The Mystery of the Malakka Mountain, Chopin’s Drawings, Carnalis
IFF Krakow 2012 – The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award for the Best Film Editing
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.
Information about director
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.
2012 Mój dom / My House Without Me (short, doc.)
Cast & Crew