The film crew of “The Dress” has won another award! Our Oscar®-nominated movie reveived the Best Narrative Short Film category at the Brussels Independent Film Festival!
Still from the movie "The Dress". Cinematographer: Konrad Bloch
The movie directed by Tadeusz Łysiak moved the jury of the festival in Brussels. They justified their choice with the following words:
"A deep portrayal of the protagonist’s life and struggle, together with the actress' terrific performance, make this a unique and powerful film, the jury members say. Strong cinematography and the use of handheld camera makes the story feel more personal. A universally compelling story, as it touches on the themes of love, desire, loneliness and rejection. "
Stills from the movie "The Dress". Cinematographer: Konrad Bloch
It is the first award for “The Dress” since the movie’s Oscar® nomination. After a very long journey through more than 40 festivals, the production of the Warsaw Film School will soon travel to Los Angeles to compete for the most important award in history of the cinema.
Congratulations to the whole film crew ! We hope that you'll continue your lucky streak overseas!
If you want to know more about this unique production, please visit the official website dedicated to the film "The Dress": 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
Learn more about the students of the Warsaw Film School that created THE DRESS:
TADEUSZ ŁYSIAK (script & directing) – 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.
KONRAD BLOCH (cinematography) – born in 1995, graduate of the Cinematography Department at the Warsaw Film School. Author of cinematography for several short films, music videos and social campaign Anja Rubik - #sexED. Nominated in 2018 for Golden Tadpole for the short movie „Techno“. In 2020 another short movies – " The Dress" – got him the Bronze Tadpole at Camerimage 2020 and the Heliograf company award at the 45th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia for the author of the best cinematography in the Short Film Competition and awarded for best cinematography at the 38th Sulmona Film Festival. Konrad is now preparing for his feature debut.
MARIUSZ GOS (editing) – born in 1992. Graduate of Film and Television Editing at the Warsaw Film School. As he says, "creating the world and the story, and connecting the threads is his passion". This has resulted in a number of award-winning short films, both abroad and in Poland, such as "The Dress", "Techno", "The Howling" and "Good Morning". That last one did not escape the attention of critics and was awarded in the "best editing" category at the G Biennale21 festival in Australia. Apart from short feature forms, he realizes himself in original music videos of the domestic scene made for such artists as Mela Koteluk & Kwadrofonik, Mata or Kukon. He is also familiar with the forms of social campaigns (including the famous "sexEd" with Anja Rubik), as well as TV programs and commercial projects.
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute