In a Bedroom

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    In a Bedroom

    W sypialni

    Directed by

    Poland

    2012

    78 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF,Forum of Independents Competition

    Forty-year-old Edyta is in crisis. She sleeps at hotels, and when her money runs out she uses the internet to find men who are looking for sex. Edyta spends nights in the homes of the nameless men but, instead of the promised sex, she takes advantage of their involuntary hospitality. She reaches a turning point, however, when she meets a young artist named Patryk.… In his minimalist movie, debuting director Tomasz Wasilewski makes smart use of the tension resulting from the lack of information his story provides viewers about the protagonists. Faces and gestures reveal the characters more than words, with the brittle, unnameable atmosphere that pervades the entire film playing a fundamental role. In her entirely natural manner, Katarzyna Herman lends veracity to the character of Edyta, and her excellent performance earned her the domestic award for Best Actress at the Koszalin Debut Films Festival.

    Credits

    Cast
    Katarzyna Herman
    Tomek Tyndyk
    Agata Buzek
    Mirosław Zbrojewicz
    Janusz Chabior
    Screenplay
    Tomasz Wasilewski
    Cinematography
    Marcin Martinez Swystun
    Editing
    Aleksandra Gowin
    Music
    Leszek Możdżer
    Production
    IQ ART FILM

    Press

    Tomasz Wasilewski

    Tomasz Wasilewski

    Poland

    2609. This number is in both of my movies. I plan to use in all of them. This would be my secret signature.

    Tomasz Wasilewski (1980, Poland) is a Polish director and scriptwriter who graduated from the National Film School in Lodz in 2006. He worked as an assistant director with Malgorzata Szumowska on 33 SCENES FROM LIFE (2008) and has also worked with leading Polish theatre directors. Wasilewski has cooperated on international co-productions with Zentropa International Poland and he is a scriptwriter on TV series for National Polish Television. His works include the short film FLAMELESS (2001), the short documentary ONE MAN SHOW (2008) and the internationally awarded films IN A BEDROOM (2012) and FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS (2013). His latest feature, UNITED STATES OF LOVE, won the Silver Bear for Best Script at the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

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