HALO EFFECT

POLISH TITLE: EFEKT HALO

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The main characters of this film are residents of the Studzieniec youth detention centre. It is an open facility, resembling a compulsory summer camp rather than a high-security prison. In places like this, the residents are not given sentences in years. They cannot leave until the day of their 21 st birthday. They stay in touch with the outer world mainly by use of a landline phone in the supervisor’s room.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
14'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Patrycja Polkowska
SCRIPT:
Patrycja Polkowska
DOP:
Alicia Devaux
EDITOR:
Piasek & Wójcik
SOUND:
Bartosz Mazur
PRODUCTION:
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna

Patrycja Polkowska »

Born in Warsaw, Poland, Patrycja graduated from the Culture Studies department at the University of Warsaw and she is currently finishing her studies at the Direction department at the National Film School in Lodz. She has directed several short films, both documentaries and narratives. Her “24 Praska St” documentary was screened at festivals in Poland and abroad (it had its international premiere at the Ji.hlava IDFF), and her “Carousel” narrative was officially selected for the Tampere Film Festival and the Transatlantyk festival. She also directs music videos and commercial clips.