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When I Am a Bird

Monika Pawluczuk
Kiedy będę ptakiem
Poland 2013 / 28’

This is a tale about an attempt to alter one’s fate. MuLa, a woman from the Burmese Kayan tribe flees to Thailand with her husband and son, but must leave their daughter behind in a Burma straining under the junta yoke. Fearing for her daughter’s safety, the mother wants to get her into Thailand where her anxious wait sets the film’s rhythm and atmosphere.

Monika Pawluczuk

A radio and television journalist. She is a graduate of the Collegium Civitas (a course in film script writing), the Cultural Studies faculty at Warsaw University, the Documentary Programme at the Wajda School, as well as the Warsaw Journalism Centre with a specialisation in TV Journalism. Pawluczuk is an author, lecturer and host of several programmes on TVP, and the author and producer of Tok O’Clock on Tok FM radio.

Selected filmography

2006 Modelki (doc.)

2007 To ty się zmień (doc.)

2013 Kiedy będę ptakiem / When I Am a Bird (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Monika Pawluczuk
screenplay Monika Pawluczuk
cinematography Paweł Chorzępa
editing Marcin Latanik, Leszek Molski
sound Dariusz Wancerz
cast MuLa, Lin, Mong Kaew Kaew, Mu Thwe
producer Katarzyna Ślesicka, Witold Będkowski, Jacek Bławut, Szymon Lenkowski, Piotr Bujnowicz
production Wajda Studio, TVP SA, Produkcja Filmów Jacek Bławut, Trailer and More
sales Wajda Studio
language Kayan
colouration colour