"Our Curse" Awarded in Japan and the USA

Nasza klątwa (Our Curse), a documentary directed by Tomasz Śliwiński and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has recently received several awards at international film festivals.

New Awards for Nasza klątwa (Our Curse)

Two new awards have been added to the list of prizes for Nasza klątwa (Our Curse) at domestic and international film festivals. Tomasz Śliwiński’s film was voted Best Documentary at the Sapporo Short Film Festival in Japan, which closed today. On October 10, the film also received the award for Best Student Film at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival.

About the Film

Nasza klątwa (Our Curse) is a personal statement of the director about the battle he and his wife must endure in facing the rare and incurable disease of their newborn child — CCHS or congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, also known as Ondine’s Curse. The film portrays the process of coming to terms with the fear that accompanies this disease, and slowly adapting to the new circumstances. Produced at the Warsaw Film School, this student film has previously received acclaim at several international film festivals, winning awards in Lisbon, Sheffield, Aspen, Monterrey, Olten, and London.


Further details available at sapporoshortfest.jp and chagrinfilmfest.org.


Translated by Karolina Kołtun