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Director: Wojciech Klimala

Screenwriter: Wojciech Klimala, Bartosz Janiszewski

Director of photography: Katarzyna Żak

Editor: Miłosz Janiec

Production manager: Joanna Banach, Maja Krężel

Artistic supervisors: Maciej Pieprzyca, Paweł Chorzępa

Cast: Maria Mamona, Michał Czernecki, Marta Ścisłowicz, Tomira Kowalik, Alicja Jachiewicz, Stefan Szmidt, Emilia Krakowska, Barbara Burska, Helena Norowicz, Grzegorz Heromiński, Daniel del Rosal Garcia, Adam Szwarc

Year of production: 2018

Running time: 24’

Former Miss Poland, a retired hairdresser – Elisabeth, with an encouragement from her son, decides to take part in a mature beauty contest. The pageant takes place in a Polish retirement home. As soon as Elisabeth walks on the stage, she becomes paralyzed with fear. She is scared that she won’t be able to go through with it. Especially when she finds out that she will be competing against a rival from the past… The potential title is supposed to give Elisabeth a chance to rebuild her self-esteem and start a new chapter of her life. During the contest Elisabeth discovers her son’s secret - one that turns out to be extraordinarily painful, yet liberating at the same time.

Film Polski Internet Database

Polish Shorts



Festival screenings of the film:

44. Polish Film Festival (Gdynia, Poland) – competition for short films

Polish Film Festival "Vistula" (Russia, 2018)

Toronto Polish Film Festival (2019) – Grand Prix

Yerevan International Short Film Festival, Armenia 2019 (Grand Prix)

Solanin Film Festival (Nowa Sól, Poland 2019) – Special Mention

„Offeliada” (Gniezno, Poland 2019) – Student Jury Award, Best Film for feature short film, Special Mention Youth Jury Award,

12. Küstendorf Film & Music Festival (Serbia, 2019) – Competition

Prowincjonalia 2019 (Września, Poland)

Filmoffo Film Festival 2019 (Opole Lubelskie, Poland) – Competition

22. International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Jelenia Gora, Poland) – Competition

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France, 2019) – Screening

Al Este Film Festival (Peru, 2019) – Screening

In the Palace International Short Film Festival (Bulgaria 2019) – Competition

Kaohsiung Film Festival 2019 (Taiwan, 2019) – Competition

„Lato z Muzami” Festival 2019 (Nowogard, Poland) – Competition

OKFA Festival 2019 (Konin, Poland) - Competition