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Previous Scenes

Aleksandra Maciuszek
Escenas previas
Cuba, Poland 2012 / 28’

In an old house filled with memories, an elderly man endeavours to care for his grandson and himself. He has been diagnosed with an untreatable lung disease, but given only a balloon and pain medication as therapy, he must deal with daily life as the little boy demands attention, and his mother attempts to clean house in this moving attempt to capture the process of parting that creeps in to the daily life of a Cuban family.


Krakow FF 2013 – Silver Dragon for the Director of the Best Short Documentary; Film Vision du Réel FF 2013 – Best Film of the First Steps Section, Prix du Jeune Public; Havana IFF 2012 – Best Film on Latin America (Made by a Non-Latinamercian Orgin Director)

Aleksandra Maciuszek

Born in 1984 in Krakow. A graduate of Cultural Studies at Jagiellonian University and Documentary Directing at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños. Before starting film studies, Maciuszek worked in NGOs and cultural institutes in Poland, Spain and Mexico, where she dealt with human rights and multiculturalism. She has several short documentaries under her belt. Previous Scenes is her graduation thesis.


2012 Sceny sprzed / Escenas previas / Previous Scenes (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Aleksandra Maciuszek
screenplay Aleksandra Maciuszek
cinematography Javier Labrador Deulafeu
editing Lorenzo Mora Salazar
sound Salomé Róman, Raymel Casamayor Bello
cast Enrique González, Reina González, Margot González
producer Kenia Salas Laborde
production Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños
sales Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños
language Spanish
colouration colour