POLISH TITLE: CZESKI ŁABĘDŹ
The film protagonists are women who dance in a folk dancing group at a local centre for senior citizens. In a small town, just behind Poland’s southern border, they pursue their passion, which is an extraordinary element of their daily lives otherwise revolving around common household chores, cooking or taking care of the family. They perform as majorettes dancing the cancan on a TV show but keep looking for new forms, too, and turn to ballet.
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- Aleksandra Terpińska
- Aleksandra Terpińska, Marcin Łaskawiec
- Marcin Łaskawiec
- Przemysław Chruścielewski
- P. I. Czajkowski
- Colab Pictures
Polish filmmaker based in Warsaw. Director and screenwriter of short films, commercials and music videos. Studied Directing at the University of Silesia in Katowice, and Psychology at the University of Wroclaw. She has made 3 shorts films – Chicken, All Souls’ Day and America – and a documentary – Czech Swan. Her last film America (2015) is now in festival cirut. Untill now it recived 16 awards including Golden Horseman of the Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden, Best Short Film at Sehsuchte International Student Film Festival in Potsdam, Golden Tadpole at Camerimage IFF, Early Bird Grand Award in Bulgaria and The Flaming Faun at Shnit International Shortfilm Festival. Her previous film "All Souls' Day" was shown on over 100 film festivals among them San Sebastian, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Clermont-Ferrand. Received 16 awards, including Grand Prix at Short Film Festival in Drama, Best Short Film at Cottbus Film Festival and PFI and Mastershot Award at Camerimage IFF.
- 56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (screening)