Ela - Sketches on a Departure
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    Ela - Sketches on a Departure

    Ela - Szkice na Pożegnanie

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    Germany

    2017

    26 min

    • English
    • Polish

    Drama

    Ela lives in a small provincial town in Poland. Her daily life is stuck in a routine, balancing work and family. But Ela has a dream: Like many young Polish people, Ela, too wants to escape the tristesse of the council housing estate and move West, into a better life.

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    Cast
    Karolina Romuk-Wodoracka
    Bartosz Sak
    Karolina Porcari
    Mikołaj Trzybiński
    Björn Heienbrock
    Screenplay
    Oliver Adam Kusio
    Cinematography
    Marco Müller
    Editing
    Anna-Lena Laura Engelhardt
    Music
    Azadeh Zandieh
    Production
    FILM UNIVERSITY BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF
    Oliver Adam Kusio

    Oliver Adam Kusio

    Poland

    Oliver Adam Kusio is a German and Polish director, based in Berlin and Warsaw. He has collaborated with many film and theatre directors such as Rosa von Praunheim. In 2017 while he was studying at the Babelsberg Konrad Wolf film school, he directed ELA-SKETCHES ON A DEPARTURE. Selected by La Semaine de la Critique, the film gives a melancholic and radiant portrayal of a woman as she is about to leave to find a better life. Oliver Adam Kusio presented his feature debut project at Next Step 2018, PAX EUROPA. Following his participation at Next Step, Oliver will benefit from a 3 week-long residency at the Pop Up Film Residency in Bratislava, Slovakia, supervised by Matthieu Darras.

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