POLISH TITLE: WAŻKI
Seemingly blissful, placed in seaside lanscapes, story of infatuation with a local skirt chaser and a narcissus - Kuba, who's numerous mischiefs border with teenage psychopathy. The main character, charmed by Kuba, wants to change him. She gives him her pocket money, herself and prays for divine help. Neither jumping into the deep end, nor running away from the harbor in the middle of the night will do as much as a random talk about parrots and shattered illusions with Kuba's sister.
The film took part in the competition of the 64th International Film Festival Biennale in Venice in 2007, where it was nominated to Prix-Uip Award of the European Film Academy.
- RUNNING TIME:
- Justyna Nowak
- Justyna Nowak
- Szymon Kluz
- Cecylia Pacura
- Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna
Born in ’82 in Kolobrzeg. Graduate of Photography as well as Film and Theatre Directing Department at Polish National Film, Theatre and Television School in Łódź. Director and screenwriter of feature short „Dragonflies” that took part in the competition of the 64. Venice Biennale, where it was nominated for Prix UIP of the European Film Academy. The screenplay of her 30 minute feature film „Endless Beginners” was awarded with special jury prizes several times. An author of screenplays for numerously awarded animated films: „American Dream”, „The Rabbit’s Case”, „The secret of the Mallaka Mountain”.
- 12th Genova Film Festival, Italy, (screening)
- Cinefest, Miskolc, Hungary, 2008 (screening)
- 16th Raindance Film Festival, The United Kingdom, (Best International Short, Canon Best Cinematography Award)
- 31th Clermont – Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, (Best Cinematography - Kodak Showcase)
- Venice Film Festival, Italy, (competition)
- 22nd Leeds International Film Festival, UK, (competition)
- 22th Dresden International Short Film Festival, Germany, (competition)
- 14th La Citadella Del Corto International Festival of Short Fiction, Italy, (competition)
- 21st Capalbio Cinema Short Film Festival, Italy, (competition)
- Cork Film Festival, Ireland, 2007 (competition)
- 15th Camerimage Film Festival, Poland, 2007 (competition)
- International Short Film Festival IN THE PALACE, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008 (competition)
8th International Film Festival Sopot, Best Polish Film