A Dead Marriage

19' | COLOUR | 4x3 | DIGITAL | POLAND | 2022

I wanted to make a comedy full of warmth, gentleness and clever humor.

Filip works as a professional movie extra and he always plays roles of dead bodies. On the set of a historical film, he meets Lucy, who also happens to be an extra, playing a role of a dead woman. Whilst laying on top of each other during long filmmaking hours a bittersweet relationship develops between them in the unusual circumstances.

Awards:

Screenings:

  • Warsaw Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • 20. Tirana International Film Festival (Albania, 2022)
  • 28. Leuven International Film Festival (Belgium, 2022)
  • 47. Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (Poland, 2022)
  • West Nordic International Film Festival (Norway, 2023)
  • 40. Busan International Short Film Festival (Republic of Korea, 2023)
  • One country One Film Apchat-Issoire International Film Festival (France, 2023)
  • Vilnius International Film Festival (Lithuania, 2023)
  • Kino na Granicy (Poland, Czech, 2023)
  • 51. Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca (Spain, 2023)
  • City of Lights Festival in Aurora (USA, 2023)
  • Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival (Izrael, 2023)
  • Rooftop Films in New York (USA, 2023)
  • 23. Sopot International Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • Solanin Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • 54. Nashville Film Festival (USA, 2023)
  • 24. OFF-COURTS TROUVILLE (France, 2023)
  • Duluth Superior Film Festival (USA, 2023)
  • RojaL Film Festival (Latvia, 2023)
  • 64th International Film Festival BRNO16 (Czech, 2023)
  • 41th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE COURTS MÉTRAGES D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE (France, 2023)
  • 35th POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN AMERICA (Chicago, USA, 2023)
  • Virginia Film Festival (USA, 2023)
  • 8th Bucharest Short Film Festival (Romania, 2023)
  • Shorts Not Pants (Canada, 2023)
  • 35th Aguilar Film Festival (Spain, 2023)
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest (USA, 2023)
  • Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium, 2023)
  • Krakow Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin (Poland, 2022)
  • Festival „Łodzią po Wiśle” (Poland, 2023)
  • BNP Paribas „Two riversides” (Poland, 2022)
  • WAMA Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • Nano Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • Żubroffka International Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • OKFA (Poland, 2023)
  • „Opolskie lamy” Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • „Happy end” Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • Bana Film Festvial (Poland, 2022)
  • Frapy Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • Barć Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • Freedom Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • „Pyszadło” Satirical Film Festival (Poland, 2022)
  • One Shot International Film Festival (Armenia, 2023)
  • 6th ELBE DOCK IFF (Germany, Czech, 2023)
  • 18th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (Georgia, 2023)
  • 38th Brest European Short Film Festival (France, 2023)
  • 16th Tbilisi International Student Film Festival (Georgia, 2023)
  • trinidad+tobago film festival (Trynidad i Tobago, 2023)
  • 9th International Comedy Film Festival – FUNCINEMA (Argentina, 2023) 
  • Bardzo Fajný Festival (Czech Republic, 2023)
  • Ivano-Frankivsk International Short Film Festival 4:3 (Ukraine, 2023)

Sales & distribution:

Produced by :

The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
Agata Golańska
a.golanska@filmschool.lodz.pl 
+48 667 150 124
www.filmschool.lodz.pl

Promotion and Festivals:

KFF Sales&Promotion
Marta Swietek
marta.swietek@kff.com.pl
+48 12 294 69 45

Sales and Distribution: 

NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
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+48 882 165 221

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WRITTEN BY: OLA HULBÓJ, MICHAŁ TOCZEK | DOP: TOMASZ PAWLIK | EDITING: ALEKSANDRA KASPROWICZ | MUSIC BY: PIMON LEKLER | PRODUCTION DESIGN: KATARZYNA TOMCZYK | COSTUME DESIGNER: BOGUMIŁA BIBEL | PRODUCTION MANAGERSI: KLAUDIA PREYSS, KATARZYNA STASIEŁUK | PRODUCED BY: POLISH NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL IN LODZ | CO-FINANCED BY: POLISH FILM INSTITUTE