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When The Night Comes

When The Night Comes

Director: Katarzyna Sikorska

Screenwriter: Katarzyna Sikorska

Director of photography: Arkadiusz Powałka

Editor: Aneta Bochnacka, Katarzyna Sikorska

Sound: Adam Sypka

Production manager: Maria Kawalec

Artistic supervisor: Filip Bajon

Cast: Izabela Baran, Piotr Nerlewski, Piotr Choma, Rafał Fudalej

Year of production: 2021

Running time: 23'

During The First World War Maria finds out her husband Jan is in the hospital. It turns out the man does not recognize her. Maria has doubts whether Jan has actually lost his memory, or is he lying to avoid punishment for potential desertion. The many understatements and secrets cause confusion. Night mixes with day, for both the audience, and our heroes. Is any of this real? Maybe it's all a dream, maybe a figment of a traumatized mind.

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Festival screenings of the film:

40. Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts Młodzi i Film, Koszalin, Poland 2021 – in competition

8. WAMA Film Festival, Olsztyn, Poland, 2021 – in competition

Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival, Szolnok, Hungary, 2021 - in competition

The Pigeon International Film Festival, Ísafjordur, Iceland, 2021 – in competition

3. Diorama International Film Festival, India, 2021 - in competition

18. Nahal International Student Short Film Festival, Iran, 2022 - in competition

9. DEA OPEN AIR International Film Festival, Tirana, Albania, 2022 - in competition

KO:SH Film Festival, Korça, Albania, 2022 - in competition

Regina International Film Festival and Awards, Regina, Canada, 2022 - in competition

2. Malhaar Global Virtual Film Festival, India, 2022 - in competition

2. RETURN International Film & Art Festival, Weimar, Germany, 2022 - in competition

4. Dreamanila International Film Festival, Manila, Philippines, 2022 - in competition

Seguin Film & Arts Festival, Sequin, United States, 2022 - Honorable Mention in the Student Category

29. Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, Ann Arbor, United States, 2022 - Best Short Film Award

Youality International Short Film Festival, Chantilly, France, 2022 - Honorable Mention

Black Cat Award International Film Festival, La Paz, Bolivia, 2022 - Best Short Film Award Historical Drama For Students

Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF), United States, 2022 - Honorable Mention

Ekurhuleni International Film Festival-EIFF 22, Germiston, South Africa, 2022 - in competition

3. Global University Film Awards 2022, Hong Kong, 2022 - in competition

13. Macau International Short Film Festival, Macau, China, 2022 – in competition

8. Play Poland Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2022 - screening