For You

Marta is a recent graduate of prestigious vocal studies. She is coming back home from England, after three years of living there. Her family and friends throw her surprise party to celebrate her success. Marta needs to face everyone she left behind to follow her dreams, including her ex-boyfriend. Marta puts on the mask of the winner, though it breaks the minute she finds herself alone with her old love.

  • Katarzyna Wisniowska
  • Katarzyna Wisniowska
  • PWSFTviT
  • Oliwia Nazimek
    Key Cast
  • Konrad Eleryk
    Key Cast
  • Elżbieta Zajko
    Key Cast
  • Edyta Torhan
    Key Cast
  • Michał Dworczyk
    Key Cast
  • Wiktoria Stachowicz
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,500 EUR
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  • Diversions International Short Film Festival
    Sveti Ivan Zelina
    June 28, 2018
    Croatian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sopot Film Festival
    July 17, 2018
    Official Selection
  • 43rd Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia
    September 17, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Tetova International Film Festival
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    October 1, 2018
    Win Panorama Official Selection
  • 25th International Adana Film Festival
    September 24, 2018
    Turkish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival
    October 25, 2018
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lublin Film Festival
    November 2, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português
    November 29, 2018
    Portuguese Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 15th Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film and Animation Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 30, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Curtas Fest Festiva, International Short Film Festival of Vilagarcía de Arousa
    Vilagarcía de Arousa
    October 21, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Campeche Film Festival
    November 15, 2018
    Mexican Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 8, 2019
    Nomination: Best Ficition
Distribution Information
  • Studio Indeks Marcin Malatynski
    Country: Poland
Director Biography - Katarzyna Wisniowska

Born in 1990. She is a graduate of Contemporary Film and Video course at Manchester School of Art. During her last year of Bachelor studies she completed two films and one of them, „Spectacle Macabre” (2012) was screened at the festivals in Manchester and Sankt Petersburg. She decided to continue her film education after two years of gaining the experience, working on TV sets as 2nd AD and runner and being a part of a team in the development department of TVN television channel in Poland. She got accepted in the Film and Television Directing MA course at National Film School in Lodz, Poland. She has made two short documentaries „Transitions” (2015) and „Pretty Boy” (2016) as well as a few short dramas: „Third” (2015), „JU” (2016) and „For You” (2018). In November 2017 she received the scholarship in the film school in Brussels, INSAS, participating in their documentary program Regards Croises.

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Director Statement

The story told in the movie is quite a personal one. When I was 19 years old I decided to study abroad, moving on my own to the different country. No one was doing that at the time. None of my friends at least. I wanted to follow my dream of becoming a filmmaker. Coming back four years later I had to face my own „failure”, I didn’t get where I wanted. The most difficult part of it was to admit it in front of myself.
Years later I felt the need to tell the story of such a long anticipated winner who’s actually coming back totally lost. Marta can’t say she didn’t make it or she changed her mind. She has the price she decided to pay for following her dreams in front of her. Her family, friends and her old love.
I wanted to tell the story based on the impulses human body gives when the mind is completely blocked, like one impulse leads to another, which eventually leads to the tragedy. Marta makes selfish choices under the pressure, she puts on herself. She doesn’t think about the consequences as she longs for the feeling of safety.
Nothing can be logical, when all the feelings are locked inside and only an explosion and brutality can release them.