"The Dress" has been shortlisted by THE ACADEMY® and is one of fifteen Live Action Short movies that are eligible to be nominated to the most prestigous film award in the world! This is the second time that a low-budget production by our students has a chance to receive such a nomination. Our shortlisted movie has been recently uploaded on the YouTube for the viewers around the world to watch it for free!
"The Dress" is a story about yearning and feminine friendship, written and directed by Tadeusz Łysiak, a graduate at the Warsaw Film School that is already a lecturer there. The main role was played by Anna Dzieduszycka, whose acting was appreciated at many film festivals in Poland and abroad.
The film crew of "The Dress" is a large group of extremely talented people. Films' director of photography is Konrad Bloch, our graduate, and it was edited by Mariusz Gos, our student. The film was produced by the Chancellor and co-founder of the Warsaw Film School – PhD Maciej Ślesicki. He was already nominated to an Academy Award® for the film also produced by him at the Warsaw Film School – a short documentary "Our Curse" (dir. Tomasz Śliwiński). "The Dress" is his second chance to face such a nomination.
The artistic supervision over the project was provided by our Lecturer – Wojciech Saramonowicz.
Now this award-winning low-budget student-created and now Academy®-shortlisted title – which brought its creators, among others, victory at the Atlanta Film Festival and a Bronze Tadpole at the Energa Camerimage Festival – can be appreciated by the viewers around the world.
Stills from the film "The Dress". Cinematographer: Konrad Bloch
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the artistry of our filmmakers and the talent of Anna Dzieduszycka cast in the main role! It's worth hurrying as the availability of the film is limited! Watch this universal tale about little big love NOW!
If you want to learn more about our unique production and download graphic materials, please visit the movie's official website: CLICK HERE
Poster of "The Dress" by Plakiat
Julia lives in the Polish countryside. Her music is death metal. Her favorite pastime: playing on slot machines. She works at a wayside motel for drivers. She’s lonely, she never had a man, never experienced physicality. Julia is short stature and her entire life is dictated by her height – the local community can’t seem to accept her different appearance. Everything changes, when she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver. Their eyes meet. Julia’s heart beats faster. The man soon becomes the object of her loving, almost erotic obsession...
CAST: Anna Dzieduszycka, Dorota Pomykała, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Andrzej Glazer, Lea Oleksiak
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Tadeusz Łysiak DOP: Konrad Bloch EDITING: Mariusz Gos MUSIC: Jan Królikowski SOUND: Błażej Kafarski PRODUCTION MANAGER: Monika Ossowska ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Wojciech Saramonowicz PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warsaw Film School, Dobro, MIŁO, GŁOŚNO CO-FINANCING: Polish Film Institute SALES & DISTRIBUTION: Salaud Morisset POSTER: Plakiat
Tadeusz Łysiak – born in 1993, graduate of Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw, student of Directing at the Warsaw Film School. Creator of two award-winning short films in Poland and abroad: "Techno" (starring Leszek Abrahamowicz, Danuta Stenka, Michalina Olszańska) and "The Dress" (Anna Dzieduszycka, Dorota Pomykała, Szymon Piotr Warszawski). Participant of the prestigious program FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema within Eastern Promises at the Karlovy Vary Festival. Winner of the "Discovering Eye" award for young talented filmmaker at the Polish Film Festival in Chicago.
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute