All you need to know about Polish Shorts Vol. 1
dir. Szymon Kapeniak | 2015 | 33’
Roma, Stach and Chudy work illegally in the grounds of a declining steelworks. Roma is in the throes of a burning romance and decides to leave the job, treating his new feelings as an excuse for changing his life. His friends aim to dissuade him. After a long day at work, they visit his significant other and one of the many versions of the tale of Cain and Abel unfolds…
dir. Aleksandra Terpińska | 2015 | 30’
Once upon a time in America... Two teenagers Anka and Dzastina, play around with their dreams about a better life. The two inseparable friends, bored with their everyday existence, decide to hitch-hike. A meant-to-be innocent adventure changes into an emotional game in which truth intertwines with fiction and the sequence of consecutive events irreversibly changes mutual relations of the characters and their perspective of existing world.
dir. Martyna Majewska | 2014 | 25'
“Multiphrenia” is a short movie based on the classic novel “In Search of Lost Time” by Marcel Proust, which overturns the whole idea of adapting belles lettres. Young artists have done it in a very progressive and graphic way. They mixed styles and genres and used bourgeois themes in contemporary reality. Simple story about the spoiled aristocrat Marcel falling in love with the poor saleswoman Odeta. This movie has two recurring themes: mandarin fruit and mysterious white cow.
THE ISLAND (WYSPA)
dir. Natalia Krasilnikova | 2015 | 18’
Mykola Golowan, an old sculptor from the Ukrainian town of Lutsk, has been building his unique house for over 30 years now. The place has become a tourist attraction. The film tells a story about the everyday life of a person who does what he loves, does not pay attention to popularity or seeks acclaim. It is a story about the harmony of solitude.
dir. Mahommed Almughanni | 2015 | 20'
Documentary story about life of Wael and Isra Alnamla's war-crippled family living in the Gaza Strip.