A year without summer
Dir. Gosia Trajkowska, Agata Lech / Poland / 2020 / 10’
Directors: Gosia Trajkowska, Agata Lech
Screenplay: Gosia Trajkowska, Agata Lech
Cinematography: Gosia Trajkowska
Editing: Agata Lech
Sound: Agata Lech
Music: Agata Lech
Producers: Gosia Trajkowska, Agata Lech
Production: Gosia Trajkowska, Agata Lech
World sales: Gosia Trajkowska, Agata Lech
“A year without summer” is a poetic tale about the eruption of the Tambora volcano in 1815 and the consequences it caused around the world. The film aesthetizes the global catastrophe of the so-called "year without summer" to deal with the fear that has accompanied us for a long time: the fear of the end of the world. This play is a dreamlike delirium, our shared dream, the place where our thoughts met during the lonely return home by bus, this play composed of the crumbs that accidentally fell onto the concrete. When lit by the sun, they looked like cosmic particles.
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Gosia Trajkowska is a performer, visual artist, songwriter and director. Most willingly she works in duets. Together with Vera Popova, she directed the performances of CRIMEA, Pink Bitterness. Princesses, Dinner and a three-episode Beethoven Was a Lesbian podcast. Together with Agata Lech, she directed and created two poetry films: “A year without summer” (“Rok bez lata”) and “Ballad for Balconies” (“Ballada dla balkonów”). A graduate of media art at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.
Agata Lech is an audiovisual artist, musician and director. Born in 1997 in Szczecin, a graduate of MA studies at the Faculty of New Media Art at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. In her film, painting and sound works, she creates a poetic narrative in order to create imaginary worlds. Agata composes and produces experimental electronic music.