The Suitcase

The Suitcase


Wawrzyniec Kostrzewski

2013, 1 h 7 min

Fransua Żako, guided by the Narrator and the Answering Machine, sets out to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and recognizes his father’s name on one of the suitcases there. The truth hits him hard with incredible force, brings back recollections, situations, questions about the past. The whole life passes before the protagonist’s eyes, his walk to the Museum becomes a journey through memory and the places where Fransua stops by. This way, a kind of mental map is created, woven from doubts, anxieties and hopes related to the opening of his father’s suitcase – his only memento.

Written by: Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk
Director of photography: Witold Płóciennik PSC
Music by: Piotr Łabonarski
Production design by: Ewa Gdowiok
Costume design by: Elżbieta Radke
Sound by: Michał Robaczewski, Tomasz Wieczorek
Editing by: Jakub Motylewski
Make-up by: Milena Jura, Iwona Karpińska
Cast: Adam Ferency, Krzysztof Globisz, Halina Łabonarska, Marta Król, Łukasz Lewandowski
Production management: Paweł Mantorski
Producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus
Produced by: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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