When I Am A Bird

Director: Monika Pawluczuk

written & directed by Monika Pawluczuk director of photography Paweł Chorzępa sound by Michał Robaczewski, Małgorzata Staroń, Dariusz Wancerz edited by Marcin Latanik artistic supervision by Jacek Bławut executive producers Katarzyna Ślesicka, Monika Pawluczuk producers Katarzyna Ślesicka, Witold Będkowski co-producers Jacek Bławut, Szymon Lenkowski, Piotr Bujnowicz produced by Wajda Studio co-produced by Telewizja Polska, Produkcja Filmów Jacek Bławut, Trailer and More co-financed by Polish Film Institute

colour, 28′

Poland 2013


“When I Am A Bird”, immersed in the world of fortune tellers and ghosts, tells the story of the attempt to change one’s fate. MuLa, a Kayan woman, refugee from Burma, has been living in Thailand for two years with her husband and all her sons. On the other side of the border her only daughter is left. The mother wants to bring her over to a better world. The time of waiting, full of anxiety and tension, sets the rhythm and the atmosphere of the film.