The trembling starts in his neck when Markus is getting closer to the images that have chased him for 49 years. Now he steers his motor home south, as far away from his past as possible. The images come without any warning. First a tingling in the neck, then the trembling spreads through Markus’ whole body. The abuse happened over 45 years ago, but only now can Markus put it into words. With his motor home, the 55-year-old always keeps moving, just so he doesn’t spend too long thinking. A daily struggle for survival between the past and the view of the ocean horizon.
The documentary movie “Down to earth” tells the story of co-dependent relationship of Małgorzata and Mariusz, directors’ parents. The presented relationship is far from perfect but apart from many accusations and disappointments, it is also full of unexpected examples of care and subtle gestures of love. Over the years of their marriage, both of them developed many behavioral patterns, unknown and probably inconceivable to people not familiar with the issue of alcoholism, but recognized and well known to professionals who deal with the issue.
An experimental short movie is exploring the notion of art created with the use of artificial intelligence. Thanks to computational tools for finding and using patterns in data, it became possible to see how AI responds to our input. This art piece’s creator has built a unique database consisting of 1,232 photos taken in the pandemics period. Its primary purpose was to evaluate its generated visual response to the current worldwide situation. However, the outcomes have raised the bar by achieving the visual appeal to it. The idea for this project came from an intense feeling of separation that we live with, a forced break from plans, from relationships and our dreams.
These intimate situations were recorded with a phone, registered on a VHS tape or filmed using a digital camera. Jakub Ciosiński shows the life of a three-generational family in the context of love failures and problems with relationship building. Can a camera lens serve as a tool to provide film therapy or to understand family stories? This documentary family self-portrait combines not only different filming techniques but also different stages of life and social norms with regard to relationships. Almost all members of the Ciosińskis have a say in it.
Four children. One director. Each lost a parent to suicide. When director Milou probes the questions no one ever dared to ask her, the kids finally tell us about the journey they made from the moment they heard the news.
a young artist working with a wide range of media, from analog photography, through video art created by artificial intelligence, to short films with tickles on the back of the neck. Laureate of international film festivals. Current MA Art and Science student at UAL: Central Saint Martins in London.
During elementary school, young Milou was a member of the film club at the local community centre. Armed with a handycam and a lot of cheeky interview questions, she made her first videos. Her curious attitude and interest in other countries and cultures led her to study Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she always stayed engaged with photography, theatre and film. After completing her bachelors, she therefore decided to apply for the Netherlands Film Academy. Milou has specialized in youth documentaries: a children’s perspective makes it possible for her to address difficult subjects in a light and playful way. She likes to use stop-motion animation in her work. Milou currently does an internship at the Dutch youth television programme “Hoofdzaken,” in which children between the ages of 8-13 tell what concerns them during a haircut.
Born in 1998 in Graz, Austria. He was an actor in Theatre and worked as an author & director on several fictional and documentary short films. His award-winning short film “Taste of Love” was screened internationally at more than 100 film festivals. Since 2019, Paul has been living in Berlin and studying directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.
Born in 1994 is a student of Jagiellonian University in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2018, she participated in “Przedszkole Filmowe” – documentary course organized by Wajda School. Her first documentary movie “Down to earth” had its premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival OFF CINEMA, where it was awarded by a Special Mention Jury.