Behind a massive 800-year-old wall, in the oldest enclosed religious orders of women in Poland – the Benedictines in Staniątki by Cracow, 12 sisters live their lives – average age 70. Regardless of their advanced age and the world changing behind the wall, in the crazy speed of the world, every day they try to subjugate their lives to the formula invented over 10 centuries ago: „ORA et LABORA.” Our protagonists – sisters Anuncjata and Benedykta (40 years in the nunnery) with great charm introduce us to the world behind the wall, they talk about their lives and the decisions they made. They show us the enclosed world with all its shades, completely rid of stereotypes, often touching and funny at the same time. This is a film about silence, with the story told in full voice.
Sound of Vladivostok, 6’
The entire Russian city on the Pacific Ocean coast, Vladivostok - the “Dominant of the East,” is used as a “scene,” in more than 80 sights, with 350 musicians involved in the city's distinctive sounds - ships, cannons, Siberian tiger, underground sea currents.
Straszydła rodzime: na polach, na wodach na wietrze
All that grows, 11’
An 11 year old girl in Changsha, China, prepares to be an Olympic champion. Her thorough understanding of training and daily life shows us both sides of a childhood dedicated to the nation.
SYNAPTé is a part of the project TRAGEN.HZ, an oratorio “erasure” for projected environment composed of voices collected at the camp of Calais. Bitter, a voice: dismantling of vocal articulations, dismantling of the communities living in the camp. Groans of the oracle, a lamentation in search of consolation, primal voice altered, voice of the verdict that strikes through and reveals and reconstitutes these images, as a testimony of this long history of migration and war.