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Our Curse

Tomasz Śliwiński
Nasza Klątwa
Poland 2013 / 27’

The film is the director’s personal statement about the battle he and his wife must endure in facing the untreatable and very rare disease of their newborn child – the Ondine’s Curse (also known as CCHS, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome). People affected with this disease, stop breathing during sleep and require lifelong respirator support. The film documents the process of dealing with the fear stemming from the illness and the way the couple attempts to provide their son with a normal happy childhood.

Tomasz Śliwiński

Born in 1979. A student at Warsaw Film School, Directing Department, graduate of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics and Faculty of Management and Economics in Gdańsk University of Technology. He deals with journalism, photography and film. Together with Magda Hueckel, he created a photographic group called Muzungu-art. Currently he lives and works in Warsaw.


2010 Światło / The Light (short)

2011 Darkroom (short)

2011 Klątwa / The Curse (doc., short)

2013 Nasza Klątwa / Our Curse (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Tomasz Śliwiński
screenplay Tomasz Śliwiński
cinematography Tomasz Śliwiński, Magdalena Hueckel
editing Justyna Król, Tomasz Śliwiński
sound Grzegorz Lindemann
cast Tomasz Śliwiński, Magdalena Hueckel
producer Maciej Ślesicki
production Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa
sales Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa
language Polish
colouration colour