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Not About J.

Olga Kałagate
Niekoniecznie o Jędrzeju
Poland 2016 / 22’

Barbara is a translator and lives subsumed in her thoughts and the routine of daily chores. Her only companions are her daughter and insubordinate dog. One day, her doorbell rings to reveal her husband. What seems like a mundane homecoming becomes a shock to her and her daughter. Both attempt to navigate the new situation in a short film about the necessity of rituals of transformation.

Agata Bratek

Olga Kałagate

Director and screenwriter Olga Kałagate was born in 1987, and graduated from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice; she previously studied art history. She has authored scripts for film shorts, documentaries and animated films. Olga’s films have screened at dozens of festivals in Poland and abroad. She is fascinated by a world where reality mixes with fantasy.

Selected filmography

2008 Zegarek (short)
2009 Pacjent Henryka (short)
2011 12 i 1/2 / 12 and 1/2 (doc., short)
2011 Zabawy dziecięce (short)
2016 Niekoniecznie o Jędrzeju / Not About J. (short)

Cast & Crew

director Olga Kałagate
screenplay Olga Kałagate
cinematography Weronika Bilska
editing Grzegorz Szczepaniak
music Mikołaj Majkusiak
cast Aleksandra Konieczna, Marek Kalita, Martyna Peszko, Danuta Lewandowska
producer Ewa Jastrzębska, Katarzyna Madaj Kozłowska, Jacek Schmidt
production Studio Munka – SFP, Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych, Fixa Film, Pomerania Film
sales Studio Munka – SFP
language Polish
colouration colour