dir. Ewa Podgórska / Poland / 2018 / 78 min.
Section: New Faces
Director: Ewa Podgórska
Screenplay: Ewa Podgórska
Cinematography: Marek Kozakiewicz
Editing: Piasek & Wójcik
Sound: Marcin Lenarczyk
Music: Bartłomiej Tyciński, dj Lenar
Producers: Małgorzata Wabińska
Production: Entertain Pictures in co-production with z EC1 Lodz – City of Culture, Fixafilm, Entertain Studio Małgorzata Wabińska
World sales: Entertain Pictures
Language: Polish, French
“Diagnosis” is a journey into the depths of the subconsciousness of a city formed by human beings. The inhabitants of this city undergo the sessions on the couch. Unlocked by formally trivial questions, they begin their journey into the depths of their own feelings and emotions towards the place where they live. The city itself becomes only a starting point and, over time, conversations get more and more intimate. The scenes from life, reminiscences and highly emotional moments interlace with the subjectively perceived shots of the city. They are blending together, complementing and interacting with each other. The fears of the film characters, their desires and unfinished affairs become the narrative axis of the film by constituting a common fate.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, ZagrebDox, Krakow Film Festival, Sofia International Film Festival, Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer (Best Editing), Frames of Representation, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Ismailia International Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival ELBE DOCK, Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Transatlantyk Festival, HumanDOC, ELBE DOCK, Forum Kina Europejskiego CINERGIA (Crystal Apple and Audience Award), Two Riversides Film and Art Festival
Ewa Podgórska graduated from the Lodz Film School and University of Lodz, majoring in film theory (MA Degree) as well as DOK PRO, a documentary program at Wajda School. A participant of Docu Talents from the East in 2016. She participated in Story Lab Pro. Director of TV series “Porty” and “Nietypowe transporty” for Discovery Channel. Her debut, “The Chicken and the Egg”, a short documentary about a difficult relationship between a mother and a daughter, had its world premiere at the Film de Femmes Festival in Paris. Simultaneously, she has published articles in the most important film magazines in Poland. She is an author of articles about working methods of prominent documentary movie directors.