Our Curse

Director: Tomasz Śliwiński

written & directed by Tomasz Śliwiński director of photography Tomasz Śliwiński, Magdalena Hueckel edited by Justyna Król, Tomasz Śliwiński sound by Grzegorz Lindemann colour correction by Przemysław Niedźwiecki artistic supervision by Anna Kazejak produced by Warsaw Film School producer Maciej Ślesicki co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
colour, 27′
Poland 2013

The film is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn child – the Ondine’s Curse (also known as CCHS, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome). People affected with this disease stop breathing during sleep and require a lifetime mechanical ventilation on a ventilator. The film shows the process of taming fear associated with the disease. The story of the film characters is presented on the blog: www.leoblog.pl.