IF I ONLY WERE A SPIDER

POLISH TITLE: GDYBYM TYLKO BYŁ PAJĄKIEM

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In an Arcadian setting, hidden amid calcic rocks, lies a village school – the smallest one in the European Union, boasting a total of five children. Its students have a very realistic worldview and shape their dreams accordingly. They are more like adults than children. Only the five-year-old Christian allows himself to be swept away by imagination, entangled in a spider web of his fantasies. Will the world accept this fragile superhero? In this small student community certain social mechanisms become more visible than in big educational institutions. “If I Only Were A Spider” is a film about the norm rejecting that what is different, and about the differences fighting to stay different.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
18'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Katarzyna Warzecha, Alex Casianov, Martyna Majewska
SCRIPT:
Katarzyna Warzecha, Alex Casianov, Martyna Majewska
DOP:
Robert Lis, Natalia Pietsch, Mariusz Rychłowski
EDITOR:
Piotr Chomczyk
MUSIC:
Raphael Rogiński
PRODUCTION:
Wydział Radia i Telewizji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach (WRiTv UŚ)

Katarzyna Warzecha »

Born in 1989 in Gdańsk. She studied at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. She is a director of short documentaries and fiction films. For years she was co-working with Gdańsk DocFilm Festival as a selector. Currently she works at fiction movies as a director’s assistant (incl. Marcin Wrona with „Demon”). „It’s Really Awesome” is her graduation film.

Alex Casianov »

was born in 1988 in Moldova. In 2008 he started studying History of Arts at the University of Warsaw and in 2011 he begin studying Film Directing at Krzysztof Kieslowski Radio and Television Faculty of Silesian Univeristy in Katowice.

Martyna Majewska »

Martyna Majewska was born during the winter in Walbrzych. A graduate of Cultural studies at the University of Wroclaw and Stage directing at the State College of Theatre in Wroclaw. A student of Film directing at the University of Silesia (Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television). As a film and theater director combines fields of theater, performance and film, follower of any kind of interdisciplinarity. In her works often uses kitsch and grotesque.

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