Polish short films in Cannes [video]

The short feature Olena, directed by Elżbieta Benkowska, screened in the Short Film Competition.


This film, produced at the Gdynia Film School, tells the story of Olena and Dima, a young Ukrainian couple traveling across Poland on their way to Sweden. Their wallet gets stolen on the train. During a struggle with Dima, the thief throws Olena’s passport out on the train tracks. They need to find it before the departure of the ferry.


The animated film Danse Macabre, directed by Małgorzata Rżanek, graduate of the Graphic Design Department of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, screened alongside 17 other student films in the Cinéfondation section of the festival. Danse Macabre is a rhythmically hypnotic essay on death that will inevitably invite every single one of us to that final dance.  Films in both competition sections will be judged by jury members: Jane Campion (head of the jury), Maji-da Abdi, Nicoletta Braschi, Nandita Das, and Semih Kaplanoglu.