POLISH PRODUCTIONS RECEIVE SPECIAL MENTIONS AT ONE SHOT IN ARMENIA
Two films from the Łódź Film School: "A Dead Marriage" by Michał Toczek and "Stagnant" by Konrad Kultys won special mentions at the One Shot festival in Armenia, which concluded on Monday, June 19.
One Shot's jury, composed of Armine Anda, Armen Ter-Mkrtchyan, and Yuri Mikhailin, decided to award a special mention to Konrad Kultys' film for its “honestview towards the fate of the hero in an altered and painful reality”, and to Michał Toczek for his film’s “unexpected view towards the reviving power of love”.
A Dead Marriage is a bittersweet story about two people meeting in unusual circumstances. Filip is a middle-aged man. He works as a professional film extra, specializing in playing dead bodies. On the set of a historical film, he meets Łucja, who plays the role of a dead woman. When lying on top of each other during shots and playing their roles, Filip and Łucja start developing a relationship.
Stagnant tells is the story of a tough skinhead, Adam, who – whilst ignoring his own disability – tries to dominate over his loved ones. The decision of Adam's caregiving brother to change jobs forces Adam to reanalyse his situation and confront his own limitations.
The International Short Film Festival One Shot was held in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, for the twenty-first time. This year's festival program included five Polish productions:, Waiting Room by Aleksandra Folczak, Liberty by Joanna Różniak from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice, Victoria by Karolina Porcari from Munk Studio, and the awarded shorts from the Łódź Film School.