THE CURSE

POLISH TITLE: KLĄTWA

The film is a record of daily activities of pregnant women which are presented as rituals. Aestheticized film frames refer to the act in painting and photography. Intimacy is shown by slow editing of scenes, mild, diffused daylight and delicate tones of colours. The presented image shows the intimacy of pregnancy, its archetype, and peace and security of women at home. The idealized reality is disturbed by events that occur after childbirth.

GENRE:
documentary
RUNNING TIME:
7'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Tomasz Śliwiński
SCRIPT:
Tomasz Śliwiński
DOP:
Tomasz Śliwiński, Tomasz Ślesicki
EDITOR:
Tomasz Śliwiński, Tomasz Ślesicki
PRODUCTION:
Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

Tomasz Śliwiński »

born in 1979. Student at Warsaw Film School Directing Department, Graduate of the Faculty of ETI and Faculty of Management and Economics at Gdansk University of Technology. His short film “Our Curse” (2013) has been nominated to Pardi di Domani award at Locarno Film Festival and received special mention at New Horizons (Nowe Horyzonty) IFF. His debut short film “The Curse” (2011) has been presented at many film festivals, such as New Horizons and Etiuda&Anima, where he received a distinction of jury FICC. Together with Magda Hueckel (as Muzungu-art group) he creates a subjective, personal photographic document from various travels all over the world. Their works were exhibited at Tate Britain Gallery in London, among others. Currently he lives and works in Warsaw.