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The best of Polish shorts by ZUBROFFKA: awarded Polish shorts in special selection for KISFF 2017- it is special selection prepared for 2017 edition of KISFF that includes the best, according to jury and Zubroffka’s curators, shorts that was presented during ISFF ZUBROFFKA. With this set we would like to invite you for the film trip around Poland and its cinematography. I hope watching Polish films, analyzing problems and attitudes as also observing our happy, sad or melancholic moments and how all this is filtered through eye of camera and brains and souls of Polish filmmakers will truly show how we Polish are.
Festival ZUBROFFKA is an open event not restricted by anything, respecting diversity and variety so characteristic for the region of Podlasie, it’s a place bringing together artists open to the WORLD, PEOPLE who have a sense of humour , who value NATURE and its products. The festival tries to provide a platform for exchanging ideas and thoughts, which will enable creative meetings of artists from eastern and western countries. Therefore we are visited by artists from all around the world, both professionals and amateurs.
The end of the World
Poland / 2016, 38 min
THE END OF THE WORLD is an intimate, creative and very immensely visual documentary where couple of stories weave into one narrative during in one night. In a big city, many people are joined in one need - troubled by loneliness, they want to talk to someone. Some of them call an emergency number 112, even if it’s not really necessary, others call the radio. This time the subject of the broadcast is the end of the world predicted by the Mayan calendar. The speaker asks the listeners what it actually means to each one of them. They talk about things that are tragic and painful, and sometimes small and funny.
Poland / 2016, 20 min
In one elementary school children are told to learn Julian Tuwim’s poem “Science” by heart as homework. The poetic phrase is sometimes incomprehensible, some words require explanation, but parents come to their aid. Unfortunately, not all metaphors can be explained in an unambiguous way and poetry clashes with the prose of life, in particular when a football match of Legia Warszawa is broadcast on television. Some will get Bs, some will fail, but everyone will learn something from this lesson.
Poland / 2016, 8 min
This is a short story of a certain man, woman and dog (as well as a couch). Their days pass with naps and boredom. Everything changes when the pet suddenly disappears. Is the daily micro cosmos only an insignificant drop in the universe or is it the universe in-and-of itself? This spare animated film shows how human relationships can be so simple and simultaneously complex.
Three Conversations On Life
Poland / 2016, 25 min
Mother – a doctor and practicing Catholic. Daughter – an agnostic, whose children were born through in vitro fertilization opposed by the Church. The two have a series of painfully difficult discussions. Though they’re bound by sincere feelings, their ideological differences leave the mother torn between the love for her daughter and grandchildren and Church dogma, while the daughter needs her mother’s unconditional acceptance.
Poland / 2016, 14 min
A couple of astronauts are stranded in a space station while a nuclear war engulfs the Earth. All radio communications have ceased. Power outages are becoming more frequent and lethargy is setting in. During a spacewalk, the astronauts count the mushroom clouds far below until they too peter out.