ASHES

POLISH TITLE: POPIOŁY

REPRESENTED BY KFF

The main character in Ashes is Danuta. She is the narrator as well as grandmother of the director. Danuta is traveling in time to tell her life story. It is a sentimental voyage back to moments spent with the love of her life - Edward. „Because of these letters i feel like I’m falling in love with him all over again...“ – Danuta says in the film and it very much describes the story.The letters from her husband are bringing Danuta back to the feelings she once had for Edward and helps her to, in a way, get closer to him even though he has been dead for a long time. She is revisiting places and reliving her youth. Their life together after World War II in a Communistic Poland was far from easy, but Danuta is always trying to see the positive things in life. The memory is captured in objects from Danutas and Edwards life that the creator is using to show the story.

The technique that is used in “Ashes” is coherent with the nostalgic love story. The black and white look that was created is very much inspired by Man Rays photographies and his own technique called Rayograph.

GENRE:
animation
RUNNING TIME:
8'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
black and white
DIRECTING:
Joanna Dudek
SCRIPT:
Joanna Dudek
EDITOR:
Joanna Dudek
SOUND:
Rafał Nowak, Wiktor Skrzypczyński
ANIMATION:
Joanna Dudek
PRODUCTION:
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna

Joanna Dudek »

 She graduated art school in Lublin and later she studied graphic design at the University of Marie Curie – Skłodowska in Lublin. She is currently studying animation at the Lodz Film School where she makes her own films and works on other film projects. In her films she’s using different techniques from classic puppet animation, through drawing too experimental animation. She is also making posters, drawings and scenography.
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