Documentary, Short
Rafal Malecki
25000 EUR
Other Festivals
The Jaipur International Film Festival Jaipur January 18, 2021 World Premiere India The London International Documentary Festival London February 4, 2021 European Premiere United Kingdom Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Missoula February 20, 2021 North American Premiere United States FilmArte Festival Madrid April 23, 2021 Spanish Premiere Best Short Award Spain Mediawave Kiscsősz April 29, 2021 Central European Premiere Hungary The Fine Arts Film Festival Los Angeles June 6, 2021 LA Premiere Best Cinematography United States River Film Festival Padova July 18, 2021 Italian Premiere Jury Special Mention Italy San Diego International Shortsfest San Diego May 14, 2021 American West Coast Premiere United States OKFA Konin June 4, 2021 Polish Premiere Poland TiSFF, THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORTS Thessaloniki October 1, 2021 Greek Premiere Greece LONG STORY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Wrocław June 10, 2021 Lower Silesia Premiere Poland PLAY POLAND FILM FESTIVAL London November 11, 2021 United Kingdom Green Film Festival Kraków August 20, 2021 Kraków Premiere Poland Festiwal Filmów - Spotkań Niezwykłych Sandomierz June 26, 2021 Poland Pärnu Film Festival Pärnu July 12, 2021 East European Premiere Estonia Zerkalo Andrey Tarkovsky Film Festival Ivanovo August 26, 2021 Russian Premiere Russian Federation Lugo Film Week Lugo Galicia Premiere Special Mention Spain Utah Arts Festival - Fear No Film Salt Lake City August 28, 2021 Utah Premiere United States Atlanta Docufest Atlanta July 23, 2021 American Southeast Premiere United States BendFilm Festival Bend October 7, 2021 Oregon Premiere United States Terra di Tutti Bologna October 8, 2021 Italy Złoty Samorodek Złotoryja October 1, 2021 Best Documentary Award Poland Kadoma International Film Festival Osaka October 10, 2021 Japanese Premiere Japan Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival Szolnok October 14, 2021 Hungary Princetown Environmental Film Festival Princetown October 17, 2021 United States Rabat International Author Film Festival Rabat December 13, 2021 African Premiere Morocco Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival Lisbon October 12, 2021 Portugese Premiere Best Debut/Best Medium or Feature Film Award Portugal In Love with Art International Film Festival St. Petersburg October 22, 2021 Grand Prix Russian Federation Opolskie Lamy Opole October 2, 2021 Silesia Premiere Poland Atlantica Documental Fuerteventura November 12, 2021 Canary islands Premiere Spain Cinemaking International Film Festival Daka Bangladesh Polish Film Festival LA LA October 29, 2021 United States International Portrait Film Festival Sofia November 12, 2021 Bulgarian Premiere Bulgaria Toronto Polish Film Festival Toronto Canada

An intimate portrayal of an artist-welder. Mariola roams post-industrial areas with her faithful dog in search of scrap metal, which she uses in her artwork. During the welding process she creates terrifying sculptures of animals, androids and children affected by war. She fulfils her obsessive need to create art in spite of her painful hand condition. When the air quality in the city exceeds acceptable limits she, together with her family, travels to an uninhabited island, to wait out the difficult time in close contact with nature.

MARIOLA WAWRZUSIAK-BORCZ (1971) studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków in the years 1992-1997. She received a diploma with a distinction at the atelier of Professor Józef Sękowski. Currently she is an associate professor at the same Academy. Since her graduation she has been very consistent in her original approach to sculpture; her works are made of scrap metal which is subsequently welded. She is fascinated by the world of primeval instincts and atavistic impulses, the kingdom of animals, but also existential topics in which she tackles and tames universal human fears and anxieties. Her expressive sculptures of children can be frightening but also admirable. Presented with the greatest sensitivity, they do not allow for any indifference.


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