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WRITTEN IN INK
WRITTEN IN INK
dir. Martin Rath
scenariusz: Martin Rath
produced in:2011
running time:11’
cinematography: Yori Fabian
editing: Bogusława Furga
production: PWSFTviT (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna)
The main protagonist is a homeless, alcoholic living in the dregs of society. He is a tatoo enthusiast, with almost all of his body covered in ink. Each tatoo resembles a different story, of which there were many. Despite the uneasy possition he finds himself in, he is trying to take his life in his own hands once again and make up for the wrong he did in the past. After many years apart he is trying to reconnect with his siblings. Althogh his sister ignores his telephone calls and his brother doesn’t want to speak with him, he doesn’t give up hope that something may still change in his life. Martin Rath’s beautifully shot documentary shows how difficult it is to erase from the memory what has already happened in the past by revealing how deeply each new experience marks one’s life. FILM REPRESENTED BY KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION

Martin Rath
Martin Rath grew up in East Berlin. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and is currently studying at the directing department of the National Polish Film School in Lodz. His short documentary “Written in Ink” has been shown at more than 100 international film festivals including SXSW and Hot Docs. In 2013 Martin completed his 23 min. fiction short film “Arena”.

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