Frozen Stories

Director: Grzegorz Jaroszuk

written & directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk director of photography Marcin Władyniak production design by Magda Sabina Samborska costume design by Paulina Nawrot, Aleksandra Adamczuk make-up by Anna Matwiejczyk sound by Nicolas de la Vega music by Michał Marecki edited by Barbara Fronc artistic supervision by Jan Jakub Kolski production managers Magdalena Borowiec, Kamila Zawada produced by Lodz Film School, EasyBusyProductions co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
cast Justyna Wasilewska (Girl), Piotr Żurawski (Boy), Andrzej Walden (supermarket’s manager), Piotr Trojan (supermarket’s worker), Urszula Gryczewska (host of the show), Michał Jarmicki (Mr Piotr), Michał Rzecznik (supermarket’s worker)
colour, 26′
Poland 2011

 

A grotesque tale about the young girl and boy who work at the same supermarket. As the worst employees of the supermarket they have been ordered to find a purpose of their lives and in just two days start a better, brand new life. All of the sudden a popular television show aims to help them to complete the task. The film is a perverse story, set at the background of the coolest supermarket’s corners, that shows the deep loneliness of two outsiders and their desperate struggles to escape from lives they used to live.