These Damn Peonies
2023, 0 h 14 min
Rita is twenty-four years old and has never had an orgasm. All she remembers from her first sexual experience is disappointment and a kitschy painting of peonies hanging on the wall before an old sofa creaking beneath her. Since then, she has had bad associations with sex and flowers.
But the young woman is adamant about changing that before her 25th birthday next month. The day is coming up, but orgasm is not. Surprisingly, Rita will find what she wants when and where she least expects it.
The film is a directing debut.
written by: Polina Biliaieva
director of photography: Zhan Zharoff
music: Roman Bogachkin, Amelia Hejduk
production design: Katarzyna Polak, Adrianna Marczuk
costume design: Julia Pyłko
make up: Klaudia Ruki Lipka
sound: Grzegorz Lindemann
edited by: Zuzanna Ciosmak
casting by: Polina Biliaieva
cast: Adrianna Malecka, Kamil Szeptycki
production: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa
producer: Maciej Ślesicki
executive producer: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa
production managers: Maria Manista, Sonia Pawica, Marta Iwańska
co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa