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Knife In the Wife

Director, screenwriter and director of photography: Vita Maria Drygas

Editor: Tomasz Ciesielski

Music: Atanas Valkov

Production manager: Karolina Korta

Artistic supervisors: Bogdan Dziworski, Jerzy Łukaszewicz

Year of production: 2014

Running time: 11'

Knife In the Wife is a documentary impression portraying the life of the provincial Arizona Circus. The culminating point of their show is the throwing of knives. For over fifteen years the circus owner and his son have been throwing them at their wives. The world of this six-person circus troop, though it gives the impression of the grotesque, is frequented by sorrow. Despite the fact that their show isn't the highest of arts, the magic of the circus fascinates the young viewers.

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Festival screenings of the film:

24th Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia (2014) - in competition

23rd DokumentART - European Film Festival for Documentaries, Germany (2014) - in competition

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

25th Mediawave International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary (2015) - Best Short Documentary Film

13th International Short Film Festival FIKE, Portugal (2015) - Documentary Film Special Mention

14th Euganea Film Festival, Italy (2015) - in competition

UNICA Film Festival, Russia (2015) - Best Photography and Bronze Award in the Student Competition

20th Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS, Latvia (2015) - in competition

Les Enfants terribles European First Film Festival, Belgium (2015) - in competition

8th Tangier International Film Festival, Morocco (2015) - The Golden Cave Award for the best short documentary film

Un festival c'est trop court, France (2015) - in competition

38th Poitiers Film Festival, France (2015) - in competition

14th St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Film Beginning, Russia (2015) - in competition

2nd First Step Film Fest, Albania (2015) - in competition

Luksuz Film Festival, Slovenia (2015) - The Arizona Dream Award

22nd Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, USA (2015) - in competition

27th Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago, USA (2015) - in competition

11th Budapest International Short Film Festival BuSho, Hungary (2015) - screening

filmPOLSKA, Berlin, Germany (2015) - screening

Play Poland Film Festival, travelling (2015) - screening

17th International Short Film Festival Bunter Hund, Germany (2016) - in competition

Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, United Kingdom (2016) - in competition

1st Paphos International Film Festival, Cyprus (2016) - in competition

30th Montenegro Film Festival, Montenegro (2016) - in competition

3rd Chennai International Short Film Festival, India (2016) - screening

54th Krakow Film Festival, Poland (2014) - in competition

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

9th Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland (2014) - in competition

18th International Documentary Film Festival Off Cinema, Poland (2014) - in competition

33rd The Youth and Film - The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin, Poland (2014) - in competition

43rd Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland (2014) - in competition

9th International Short Film Festival Zubroffka, Poland (2014) - in competition

8th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Poland (2014) - in competition

7th Short Waves Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

24th Euroshorts European Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

61st Nationwide Independent Film Competition OKFA, Poland (2015) - Special Mention

9th CK OFF Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

8th Independent Film Festival SPAM, Poland (2015) - Special Mention

13th Multimedia Happy End Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

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

11th Independent Film Festival kiloff, Poland (2015) - screening

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

6th Student Art Festival sSAFka, Poland (2016) - screening

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