Experiencing Interruptions?

And you sleep

Story about love and the search for meaning of life inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky's „Stalker”.

Cast: Ania Smołowik & Rad Kaim
Director & Producer: Elzbieta Piekacz
Cinematographer & Sound Recordist: Justin Spray
Editor: Michał Białożej
Special Thanks to: Richard Kwietniowski & Graham Hilleard & Natalia Pieniążek

  • Elzbieta Piekacz
  • Elzbieta Piekacz
  • Ania Smolowik
    Key Cast
  • Rad Kaim
    Key Cast
  • Justin Spray
  • Michał Białożej
  • Justin Spray
    Sound Recordist
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    250 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Global Short Film Awards
  • Filmschool Festival Tetouan
Director Biography - Elzbieta Piekacz

My first touch with art was via theatre when I was studying at the Wroclaw Theatre Academy in Poland. I was expressing my sensitivity by the language of film, as an actress and also present on the other side of the camera; Working as an assistant director, camera operator, screenplay and adaptations co-authors. I received Best Actress Award for “Double Portrait” at the 20th International Koszalin Debut Film Festival and the film was awarded during the 26th Gdynia Polish Film Festival and received Pegaz Prize for best film. After spending four years on a film journey through Asia and I started to take pictures and when I returned to Warsaw, I decided to deepen this knowledge at the European Academy of Photography. I moved to London which become my home and embarked on a long-term film project called “HOME”. I have been a student of MA filmmaking at the London Film School and my graduation script “At Dawn the Flowers Open the Gates of Paradise” working title “Blankets of love” received a Special Mention from the Jury in Milano Film Festival. The finished film had it’s premiere during the 72nd edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of the Main Program: “Shorts: Dream Images” and been awarded: Best United Kingdom Experimental Short Film - London International Motion Picture Awards, Semi-Finalist - International Moving Film Festival and Best Director - Video Hackers Film Festival.

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