dir. Agata Baumgart / Poland / 2018 / 17 min.
Section: New Faces
Director: Agata Baumgart
Screenplay: Agata Baumgart
Cinematography: Grzegorz Pacek, Piotr Pawlus
Editing: Svitlana Topor
Sound: Olga Pietrzak
Music: Damian Pielka
Producers: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński, Anna Baumgart
Production: Studio Munka SFP, Wytwórnia Filmów
World sales: Studio Munka SFP
Rena is on the threshold of adulthood and she lives with her mother in a cramped flat. For both of them, the Internet is a form of escape from their humdrum everyday lives. They may share their home, but the two of them live completely separate personal lives behind the closed doors of their rooms. Rena wants to become an acknowledged artist. In the world of social media sites, talent shows and YouTube, the keyboard seems to be gateway to fame and love. Yet the border between fantasy and reality is quickly obliterated. Is simply wanting something badly enough sufficient to make dreams come true?
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Hot Docs Toronto, Warsaw Film Festival, Krakow Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Go Short - International Short Film Festival (Best Documentary), Encounters International Short Film Festival, Ko:sh Film Festival, FIKE Évora International Short-Film Festival, Koszaliński Festiwal Debiutów Filmowych Młodzi i Film, Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy
Director, set designer and illustrator. Agata Baumgart was born in 1987. She studied at the Directing Department of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw and at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts’ Faculty of Graphic Arts. She made her directorial debut at the Nowy Teatr (New Theatre) in Poznań with “On Tops of Despair and the Smile of a Stewardess, or Found Footage About Illness”. In 2017, she directed a play for television based on Magdalena Miecznicka’s “Joanna’s Burning”. Her theatrical work also includes numerous set, costume and poster designs.