Office for Monument Construction
Karolina Breguła2016, 1 h 10 min
A sixty-year-old working at a bus station selling tickets neglects her job and private life due to her complete devotion to an unusual passion: collecting teeth. Detached from her own place and devoid of roots, she’s obsessively engaged in creating a collection which gradually becomes an ingenious set of objects. Although intuitive, the rules of archiving devised by the woman seem almost identical to the methodology applied by museum experts.
The places where the protagonist works are modernistic giants, abandoned by the users they’d been built for, going through a transformation of identity, like the protagonist is. “Office for Monument Construction” is an inscription on a plate on the door leading to a room of the former office, which now serves as a storeroom for the collection.
written by Karolina Breguła
director of photography Robert Mleczko
production design, costume design, make-up by Karolina Breguła
sound by Weronika Raźna
edited by Stefan Paruch, Karolina Breguła
cast Duncan Chisholm, Liz Kristiansen, David A. Allan, Mari Itoh
produced by touchFILMS, Market Gallery
producer Aleksandra Wojtaszek
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej