Ashes by name is man – Popioł imieniem jest człowieka

There is a woman and a man in this film, both over 80 years old, in their bodies is inscribed the Polish history of the 20th century with its wars and regimes. There are many sacred elements in this film that evoke Catholicism as a powerful force in Polish events. There are also many rural shots in this film, landscapes, birds and other animals, as nature puts human events into perspective. And perhaps can even heal the wounded soil? Fleeting moments were captured with the Bolex camera on 16 mm film and rhythmically edited. On the soundtrack, background noises often take centre stage, sometimes there is whispering, sometimes baroque church organs are blaring. The film does not speak of facts. It is an attempt to convey a personal feeling: an associative approach to Poland as a specific space of experience.
Janina Mokrzycka
Władysław Mokrzycki
Tonmischung: Jan Pasemann
Producer: Roxana Richters, Ewelina Rosinska
DirectorRegie: Ewelina Rosinska
GenreGattung: Kurzfilm
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
ProductionProduktion: 2022
Recording FormatDrehformat: 16mm
Screening FormatVorführformat: 4:3
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit: 25 fps
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis: 4:3
Sound FormatTonformat: Mono
LanguageSprache: No Dialogue
FassungFassung: OV
Running TimeLaufzeit: 20 min