OUR CURSE

POLISH TITLE: NASZA KLĄTWA

REPRESENTED BY KFF

The film is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn child – the Ondine’s Curse (also known as CCHS, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome). People affected with this disease stop breathing during sleep and require lifetime mechanical ventilation on a ventilator. The film shows the first few months of living together after the diagnosis. At the beginning, the child is still in hospital, but soon he comes home, with all his medical equipment. The film shows the process of taming the fear by the parents and gradually adopting to the new situation.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
30'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Tomasz Śliwiński
SCRIPT:
Tomasz Śliwiński
DOP:
Tomasz Śliwiński, Magda Hueckel
EDITOR:
Tomasz Śliwiński, Justyna Król
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.
AT FESTIVALS:
AWARDS AT POLISH FESTIVALS:

 - 6. Short Waves Festival - Short Waves Grand Prix Award

- Żubrowffka 2013 - Best Documentary

- 13th IFF T-Mobile New Horizons - Special Mention