Dragonflies

Director: Justyna Nowak

written & directed by Justyna Nowak director of photography Szymon Kluz production design by Maciej Biegański costume design by Malwina Wędzikowska edited by Cecylia Pacura sound by Agata Chodyra production managers Małgorzata Wierzbicka, Jacek Wosiewicz, Agnieszka Biernat produced by Lodz Film School

cast Marta Dobecka (Tola), Piotr Ligienza (Kuba), Dorota Kolak (turist), Aleksandra Konieczna (Tola’s mother), Roman Gancarczyk (Tola’s father), Katarzyna Zielińska (Kuba’s sister), Łukasz Chrzuszcz (Kuba’s friend), Edward Bitner (Kuba’s father), Grzegorz Nowak (Kuba’s brother), Marta Nieradkiewicz, Ewa Kustusz, Michał Jurys

15′

 

Seemingly blissful, placed in seaside lanscapes, story of infatuation with a local skirt chaser and a narcissus – Kuba, who’s numerous mischiefs border with teenage psychopathy. The main character, charmed by Kuba, wants to change him. She gives him her pocket money, herself and prays for divine help. Neither jumping into the deep end, nor running away from the harbor in the middle of the night will do as much as a random talk about parrots and shattered illusions with Kuba’s sister.

The film took part in the competition of the 64th International Film Festival Biennale in Venice in 2007, where it was nominated to Prix UIP Award of the European Film Academy.

 

Justyna Nowak
A graduate of the Lodz Film School. Director and screenwriter.