46. Gdynia Film Festival starts this Monday (September 20). Before we get overwhelmed with festival emotions, we would like to remind you about the productions that will take part in the Short Film Competition.
Today we're presenting the film "The Cracks" directed by our graduate – Magdalena Gajewska. This short is a very intimate take on a subjects that are still rarely shown in Polish cinema.
Teresa falls into postpartum depression. She and her husband decide to temporarily move to her family home in a small town. On the spot, the protagonist meets her old flame from years ago – Anna. Feelings between the two women are rekindled, which soon confronts Teresa with an extremely difficult choice. . .
The film was selected for the European Film Promotion programme FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema. Every year EFP presents 10 productions directed by the most promising students and graduates of film schools in Europe at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
"The Cracks" was also screened during the Lubuskie Lato Filmowe in Łagów, where Jaśmina Polak, who played the role of Teresa, received an award for her performance.
The production will also be screened in the Best Polish Short Films porgramme as part of the 37th Warsaw Film Festival.
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute