Killing Auntie

Director and screenwriter: Mateusz Głowacki

Director of photography: Kacper Sędzielewski

Editor: Wojciech Janas

Production manager: Natalia Mieszczanin

Artistic supervisors: Leszek Wosiewicz, Adam Sikora

Cast: Marek Kossakowski, Ewa Kolasińska, Aleksandra Pisula, Maciej Ferlak, Anita Poddębniak, Elżbieta Okupska, Alina Chechelska

Year of production: 2013

Running time: 30'

“There was no doubt Auntie was a corpse. She lay still, a small trickle of blood pouring out of god knows where as there was no visible wound. I grabbed her by the shoulders and turned her face up. There was no doubt - she was a corpse. - Corpse - I pronounced half loud. - Corpse, corpse, corpse..."

Jurek is 23 years old and he is a history student. He lives with his loving auntie, who raises him and supports him. Feeling that she is a cause and a symbol of his existential boredom, monotony and malaise, he reaches for the hammer... But will his life without his aunt reach brighter colours? Killing  Auntie is a movie about fighting your own demons, based on an unfinished novel written by Andrzej Bursa in 1957.

Film represented by Krakow Film Foundation

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Festival screenings of the film:

18th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea (2013) - screening

26th European First Film Festival Premiers Plans, France (2014) - in competition

43rd International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte, Germany (2014) - in competition

8th River Film Festival, Italy (2014) - in competition

17th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt (2014) - in competition

7th Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine (2014) - Grand Prix

12th Shnit International Short Film Festival, Switzerland (2014) - in competition

7th La Cabina International Film Festival, Spain (2014) - in competition

10th European Short Film Festival at MIT, USA (2014) - in competition

32nd Festival Tous Courts, France (2014) - Special Mention for Marek Kossakowski

37th Poitiers Film Festival, France (2014) - in competition

34th Munich International Festival of Film Schools, Germany (2014) - in competition

21st Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, USA (2014) - in competition

19th Vilnius International Short Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, Lithuania (2014) - screening

22nd Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal (2014) - screening

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic (2014) - screening

3rd Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (2014) - screening

10th FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival, Portugal (2014) - screening

20th International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (2014) - screening

Play Poland Film Festival, travelling (2014) - screening

16th Eskisehir International Film Festival, Turkey (2014) - screening

25th Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2014) - screening

Kisaca Film Festival 2014, Turkey (2014) - screening

17th International Festival of Short Film and Animation Mecal, Spain (2015) - in competition

Leiden International Short Film Experience, The Netherlands (2015) - in competition

55th Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic (2015) - Best Live-Action Film Award in the Zlin Dog competition

6th Festival du Film de L'ouest, France (2015) - in competition

11th Early Bird Student Film Festival, Bulgaria (2015) - in competition

7th Ljubljana International Short Film Festival, Slovenia (2015) - screening

filmPOLSKA, Berlin, Germany (2015) - screening

41st Summer Film School Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic (2015) - screening

Los Angeles International Culture Film Festival, USA (2016) - in competition

18th Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain (2016) - screening

53rd Kraków Film Festival (2013) - Special Mention and Student Jury Prize

21st Camerimage International Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

38th Gdynia Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

32nd The Youth and Film - The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin, Poland (2013) - in competition

13th New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

20th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland (2013) - Silver Dinosaur, FICC Award and Audience Award in the Etiuda Competition

42nd Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland (2013) - Best Short Fiction Film

7th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Poland (2013) - in competition

8th International Short Film Festival Żubroffka, Poland (2013) - Audience Award

7th Grand OFF - World Independent Film Awards, Poland (2013) - Nomination for Best Production Desing and Costume Design Award

7th Festival of Polish Independent Film Offeliada, Poland (2013) - Best Fiction Film, Main Prize of the Youth Jury and Award for Best Screenplay

40th Ińsko Film Summer, Poland (2013) - screening

1st Black Bear FilmFest, Poland (2013) - screening

21st Nationwide Film Festival Prowincjonalia, Poland (2014) - in competition

Short Waves Film Festival, Poland (2014) - Main Prize in the Poznań Open competition

Festival of Young Cinema "Piękni Dwudziestoletni", Poland (2014) - in competition

7th International Film Festival The Doors, Poland (2014) - First Prize in the Student Films Competition

11th Węgiel International Student Film Festival, Poland (2014) - Audience Award

60th Nationwide Independent Film Competition OKFA, Poland (2014) - Special Mention in the Student Films Competition and Youth Jury Prize

Golden Anteaters Film Festival, Poland (2014) - First Prize in the Masters of Short Film competition

5th Camera, Action! Festival of Film Critics, Poland (2014) - Special Mention

2nd Filmmakers' Day, Poland (2014) - Best Fiction Film

13th International Independent Film Forum, Poland (2014) - in competition

12th Multimedia Happy End Film Festival, Poland (2014) - in competition

7th Independent Film Festival SPAM, Poland (2014) - in competition

30th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (2014) - screening

21st International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland (2014) - screening

16th Cinema at the Border Film Festival, Poland / Czech Republic (2014) - screening

4th Student Art Festival sSAFka, Poland (2014) - screening

10th Independent Film Festival kiloff, Poland (2014) - screening

11th Best Off Film Festival, Poland (2014) - Best Film

11th Quest Europe International Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

23rd Camerimage International Film Festival, Poland (2015) - screening

9th Filmoffo Film Festival, Poland (2016) - in competition

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