LOWER HEAVEN (Lower Heaven) – dir. Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi, 1st Prize | THE SISTERS (Siostry) – dir. Michał Hytroś, 2nd Prize | BLESS YOU! (Na zdrowie!) – dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, 3th Prize
LOWER HEAVEN | Lower Heaven | dir. Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi | FR | 2017 | 20 min
prod|pro Sebastien Hussenot scen|wr Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi zdj|ph Amin Jafari mon|ed Amandine Normand ob|cast Zarif Najib Allah, Mir Allah Hoseini
Tehran 2017, three days in life of two young undocumented Afghani brothers, recently immigrated to Iran, who see their destiny take a turn just as a better life seems to open up to them.
EMAD ALEEBRAHIM-DEHKORDI (ur. 1979)
He was born in Teheran (Iran). After film studies at the University of Tehran and Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in France, he developed a concept combining cinema and contemporary art by mixing movies, videos and installations. His work is being broadcasted in various festivals and exhibited in museums and biennials of contemporary art around the world. He is currently working on his first feature Chevalier Noir.
2018 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą – 1st Prize, International Short Films Competition
THE SISTERS | Siostry | dir. Michał Hytroś | PL | 2017 | 19 min
prod|pro PWSFTviT zdj|ph Janusz Szymański mon|ed Marcin Wojciechowski
Behind the mighty eighteenth-century wall of the oldest enclosed convent in Poland – Benedictine convent in Staniatki, near Krakow – the life of twelve nuns in their 70s goes on. Despite their age and the world of rapid change, they try to comply with the rule set over ten centuries ago ‘ORA et LABORA’ each day. Our protagonists – nuns Anuncjata and Benedykta (40 years in convent) – introduce us to the world behind the wall telling us about their lives and decisions in a specific way. They show us the world of convent in true colours, without stereotypes, often touching and amusing at the same time. This is the film about silence said aloud.
MICHAŁ HYTROŚ (ur. 1994)
He studies directing at The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz and acting at The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw.
2018 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą – 2nd Prize, International Short Films Competition
BLESS YOU! | Na zdrowie! | dir. Paulina Ziółkowska | PL | 2017 | 5 min
prod|pro PWSFTviT scen|wr Paulina Ziółkowska muz|mus Max Litvinov mon|ed Piotr Baryła
A short film about society getting sick. Everyone gets sick of everyone. But things become really bad when you get sick of yourself. Film treats about how human personalities are blending, people characters are mixing and we are not in control of our individuality.
PAULINA ZIOŁKOWSKA (ur. 1988)
She studied Graphic Design at Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Currently she is studying animation in Lodz Film School. In 2017 she debiuted with film “Oh Mother!” produced by Fumi Studio.
2018 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec nad Wisłą – 3th Prize, International Short Films Competition