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In a Bedroom

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Director: Tomasz Wasilewski

Poland, Drama, 2012, 76 min, polish with english and lithuanian subtitles, N16
Edyta (Katarzyna Herman), a 40-year-old woman, runs away from her home village and arrives in Warsaw to hide from her family. She sleeps at hotels, and when her money runs out she starts dating with random men she finds on the internet. After putting them to sleep, Edyta spends nights in the homes of her hosts. This is how she meets Patryk (Tomek Tyndyk), a 35-year-old artist. The plan to sedate him collapses, and after a period of distrust, these two misfits form an uneasy bond... The feature-length debut of young Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski, “In a Bedroomˮ is a minimalist and artfully shot, intriguing and psychologically tense drama, where faces and gestures reveal more than words. Driven by an impressive central performance by Katarzyna Herman, it tells a story about attempting to build a new life on the remains of the past one.
 
Awards:
 
2012 – Best Actress Award for Katarzyna Herman at the Koszalin Debut Film Festival “Young & Filmˮ (Poland).
 
About the director:
 
Tomasz Wasilewski was born in 1980 in Poland. He graduated from the State Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź (Poland) and Film and Television Academy in Warsaw (Poland). He cooperated on the films “Antichristˮ (2009, dir. Lars von Trier) and “The Woman That Dreamed About a Manˮ (Kvinden der drømte om en mand, 2010, dir. Per Fly). He was an assistant director of the feature film “33 Scenes from Lifeˮ (33 sceny z życia, 2008, dir. Małgorzata Szumowska), which was screened at the Kaunas International Film festival in 2009. T. Wasilewski has also written and directed several short films. “In a Bedroomˮ is his first feature-length film, which premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic) and was successfully screened at the film festivals in Poland.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Tomasz Wasilewski

Dir. of Photography: Marcin Martinez Swystun

Music: Leszek Możdżer

Cast: Katarzyna Herman, Tomek Tyndyk, Agata Buzek, Mirosław Zbrojewicz, Janusz Chabior