From Nicole Muj/ Live Action LGBTQ Short Film "Into The Night" (Poland) - Oscar-Qualifying Short

Short Live Action Short INTO THE NIGHT  (Poland) - Oscar Qualifying Short!

Directed by Kamila Tarabura

Female director and female-led production team

Produced by Munk Studio and Papaya Films, Into the Night won “Best Short Live Action Film Award” at the 36th Annual Warsaw International Film Festival, making it eligible for Academy Award consideration.

Logline: The depressed Krysia runs away from a birthday party with a mysterious Majka, who leads her where it can hurt the most.

Synopsis: Krysia, a teenage girl, leaves her home for the first time in weeks after her mother invited her to a party. She does not want to be there, but she always does what others tell her to do. At the party, she runs into Majka. The two girls slip away and set off on a journey that takes on a dizzying pace. The emotionally wounded Majka tests how far she can explore the limits of her sexuality, while Krysia does everything she can to guess her secret. Will this new friendship heal Krysia?

About Director Kamila Tarabura: Born in 1990, director/screenwriter Kamila Tarabura graduated from the Warsaw Film School and The Wajda School. Her short film debut Into the Night won “Best Short Live Action Film Award” at the 36th annual Warsaw International Film Festival, making it eligible for Academy Award consideration. Currently, she is developing her first feature film. She is also working with Nina Lewandowska, the writer of Into the Night, on an original coming of age drama series. Kamila gained her film experience by making short fictional films, commercials and music videos, as well as through her work as an assistant director, which includes the TV series Krew z krwi  (Penoza) by Jan Komasa and the film High Life by Claire Denis. She is interested in themes of family and specifically, the mother-daughter relationship. Her cinematic storytelling focuses on an observation of human nature with a keen eye for unique characters and stories. 

Main Cast:

Krysia - Agnieszka Rajda

Majka - Nel Kaczmarek

Matka - Kamilla Baar

Marcin  - Filip Orliński

Antek  - Krzysztof Oleksyn

Sklepikarz - Piotr Oleksyn

Amelia - Helena Ręczajska

Director: Kamila Tarabura

First Assistant Director (on set): Iwo Barycz

Screenwriter: Nina Lewandowska

Cinematographer: Patryk Kin

Film Editor: Tomasz Mączka PSM

Executive Producers: Papaya Films Sp.z.o.o,  Munk Studio, Kacper Sawicki, Paweł Bondarowicz

Line Producers: Ola Cyganek, Barbara Dobiecka

Supervising Sound Editor: Kuba Pietrzak

Sound Effects Editor: Michał 'Jurgen' Jaroszewicz. Michał Wróblewski, Wojciech Sławacki

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