Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School      |

If I Only Were A Spider

Directors and screenwriters: Alex Casianov, Martyna Majewska, Katarzyna Warzecha

Directors of photography: Robert Lis, Natalia Pietsch, Mariusz Rychłowski

Editor: Piotr Chomczyk

Production managers: Bartłomiej Zajder, Aleksandra Wicek

Artistic supervisors: Beata Dzianowicz, Jarosław Stypa

Year of production: 2015

Running time: 18'

In an Arcadian setting, hidden amid calcic rocks, lies a village school – the smallest one in the European Union, boasting a total of five children. Its students have a very realistic worldview and shape their dreams accordingly. They are more like adults than children. Only the five-year-old Christian allows himself to be swept away by imagination, entangled in a spider web of his fantasies. Will the world accept this fragile superhero? In this small student community certain social mechanisms become more visible than in big educational institutions.

“If I Only Were A Spider” is a film about the norm rejecting that what is different, and about the differences fighting to stay different.

Film represented by Krakow Film Foundation

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Festival screenings of the film:

Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (2015) - in competition

22nd Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

55th Krakow Film Festival, Poland (2015) - screening

44th Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland (2015) - screening

13th Węgiel International Student Film Festival, Poland (2016) - Special Mention

Transatlantyk Festival, Poland (2016) - in competition

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