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Bitter herb // Piołun

When wanting to stop breastfeeding a child, a Mother in the old times would rub wormwood ointment into her bosom. Upon tasting the bitterness, the child would never desire for the mother's milk again.

  • Maria Ornaf
    Director
  • Maria Ornaf
    Writer
  • Zuzanna Zachara
    DOP
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 28 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 41st Moscow International Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    April 19, 2019
    World premiere
    Short Film Competition / Official Selection
  • 38th Koszalin Festival Film Debut "Youth and Film" / "Mlodzi i Film"
    Koszalin
    Poland
    June 18, 2019
    Polish Premiere
    Best Cinematography for Short Film - Zuzanna Zachara
  • 9th Transatlantyk Film Festival
    Lodz
    Poland
    July 17, 2019
    Honorable Mention
  • 19th New Horizonts International Film Festival
    Wroclaw
    Poland
    August 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 13th Film and Art Festival Two Riversides
    Kazimierz Dolny
    Poland
    August 1, 2019
    Short Film Competition / Official Selection
  • 3 Suwałki Film Festival Notofest
    Suwałki
    Poland
    August 18, 2019
    Grand Prix
  • 11 Solanin Film Festival
    Nowa Sól
    Poland
    August 21, 2019
    Short Film Competition / Official Selection
  • 5 Bytom Film Festival
    Bytom
    Poland
    September 5, 2019
    Short Film Competition / Official Selection
  • 44th Polish Film Festival
    Gdynia
    Poland
    September 18, 2019
    Best Cinematography for Short Film - Zuzanna Zachara
  • 24th Milano Film Festival
    Milano
    Italy
    Italian premiere
    Short Film Competition // Official selection
  • 6th WAMA Film Festival
    Olsztyn
    Poland
    Short Film Competition // Offcial selection
  • 13th THESS International Short Film Festival
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    October 18, 2019
    Greece Premiere
    Cinematic Achivement Awards
  • 10th "Kamera Akcja" Film Festival
    Łódź
    Poland
    October 19, 2019
    Short Film Competition
  • 38th Uppsala International Short Film Festival
    Uppsala
    Sweden
    October 26, 2019
    Swedish Premiere
    Short Film Competition / Official Selection
  • 26 th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
    Ann Arbor
    United States
    November 10, 2019
  • 27 Camerimage Film Festival
    Toruń
    Poland
    November 11, 2019
  • 6 Goa International Short Film Festival
Director Biography - Maria Ornaf

Maria Ornaf born in 1989 in Poland. She graduated from Poznan Fine Arts Academy, scholarship in Universidade de Belas Artes in Lisbon 2012. She is currently studying at the Directing Department of the Polish National Film School in Lodz.

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