Crib composition

A young woman is entangled in a binary (crib/szopka) arrangments in which she is constantly forced to take specific parts like in the cruel play. By acting for the first time in "accord with herself", does she finally become a separate entity, or does she succumb to another — this time unconscious — coercion?

  • Jan Konrad Klein
    Director
  • Jan Konrad Klein
    Writer
  • Jan Konrad Klein
    Producer
  • Patrycja Pałka
    Key Cast
    "She"
  • Jakub Ormaniec
    Key Cast
    "He"
  • Janina Wójcik
    Key Cast
    "His Mother"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.19:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions 2023 Hosted by @LiftOffGlobalNetwork

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Director Biography - Jan Konrad Klein

Born in 2002 in Krakow.

Polish film director and screenwriter of Swiss-Armenian origin; author of poems, essays and prose, as well as music.

In cinema, he is particularly attracted to the consciously used makeshift and the combination of characteristic cultural emblems with intimate threads of interpersonal relationships. Currently a student of the Film & TV Production at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School.

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Director Statement

I sincerely believe that cinema is able to show the power of a small, big gestures — a gestures of real ambiguity, but also of real depth.