THE FILM BY TERPIŃSKA WILL COMPETE IN CANNES
The short feature film "The best fireworks ever," directed by Aleksandra Terpińska, qualified for the short film competition at the 56th Semaine de la Ciritique during the Cannes Film Festival! It will be the international première of the film, the producer of which is Munk Studio, operating by the Polish Filmmakers Association.
It is a wonderful culmination of a certain period of making short films. This success is for me a reward for all the years of my work so far, and that is why I am delighted by it, says Aleksandra Terpińska.
The film "The best fireworks ever" is set in one of the contemporary European cities. It tells the story about one day in the lives of three young friends, who, confronted with an armed conflict in their country, have to modify their plans for the future. Justyna Wasilewska, Malwina Buss and Piotr Polak play the main roles in the film. Michał Dymek is responsible for cinematography, whereas Beata Rzeźniczek was the film's executive producer.
This is the second time when the film from Munk Studio is included in the competition at the festival in Cannes. It is always a huge joy for us. We know that every film-maker dreams about having the première of his or her film there. We believed in the success of the film by Aleksandra Terpińska from the very beginning and we are sure that Cannes is an ideal start for her, says Jerzy Kapuściński, the Art Director of Munk Studio-SFP.
The film is based on the script by Aleksandra Terpińska, award-winner of the script competition "Blind Chance," organised by Kino Polska, Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, Munk Studio-SFP and Film Studio "Tor" to commemorate "The Year of Kieślowski." The organisers of the competition are also the film's co-producers, together with MX35 and Dreamsound. In turn, Munk Studio-SFP is the producer. The project of "The best fireworks ever" intrigued me at the stage of script-writing. However, I wondered whether, in such a short period of time and with a small budget, the young film-makers would manage to achieve all their purposes and produce all the scenes, which, believe me, were not easy. The whole film crew, however, proved that even while having little time and a specific budget, one can make a film which one wants to make - without any departures from the script and without taking the easy way out, says Ewa Jastrzębska, the Production Director in Munk Studio.
The film's sales agent is New Europe Film Sales, the company responsible for the sale of this year's Academy Award winner, the short feature-film "Sing" and the films by Ruben Ostlund and Magnus von Horn.
Director and scriptwriter of short films, advertisements and music videos. She studied Directing at the University of Silesia in Katowice and Psychology in Wrocław. So far, she made three short films – "Chicken," "All Souls' Day," "America" and the medium-length documentary "Czech Swan."
Her latest film "America" is currently in circulation at the festivals, and so far, it received 16 awards, among others, the Golden Horseman of the Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden, the Best Short Film at Sehsuchte International Student Film Festival in Potsdam, the Golden Tadpole at Camerimage IFF, the Early Bird Grand Award in Bulgaria and the Flaming Faun at Shnit International Shortfilm Festival.
Aleksandra's previous film, "All Souls' Day," was shown at over 100 festivals, including the festivals in San Sebastian, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Clermont-Ferrand. It won 16 awards, among others, the Grand Prix at Short Film Festival in Drama, the Best Short Film at Cottbus Film Festival and the Polish Film Institute Award and Mastershot at Camerimage IFF.