Nikotyna

Christmas Eve 1981, during the martial law period in Poland. The family of 13 year old Marta is preparing the Christmas celebrations. Suddenly, there is an electricity blackout in the house. Marta takes advantage of the confusion, finds her father’s cigarettes and destroys them, out of worry for his health. When the situation comes to light Marta is forced to buy another pack of cigarettes in the town. Night expedition brings her experiences that will change her personality and she will never be the same again.

  • Ewa Wikieł
    Director
  • Adam Chyliński
    Associate Director
  • Jakub Kopania
    Assistant Director
  • Mateusz Seweryński
    Assistant Director
  • Ewa Wikieł
    Writer
  • Jesse Mazuch
    Director of Photography
  • Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
    Production
  • Roxana Richters
    Producer
  • Myriam Eichler
    Executive Producer
  • Paulina Walendziak
    Key Cast
    “Marta”
  • Andrzej Mastalerz
    Key Cast
    “Mariusz”
  • Katarzyna Tarkowska-Żogała
    Key Cast
    “Jolanta”
  • Jakub Borowski
    Key Cast
    “Kazik”
  • Tomira Kowalik
    Key Cast
    “babcia”
  • Bożena Kowalska
    Key Cast
    “pani Bożena”
  • Dominik Wójcik
    Key Cast
    “Bruno”
  • Delfina Wilkońska
    Key Cast
    “Wiktoria”
  • Jan Stark
    Key Cast
    “Miron”
  • Piotr Seweryński
    Key Cast
    “milicjant Zbigniew”
  • Piotr Tomczak
    Key Cast
    “milicjant Roman”
  • Alan Zejer
    Film Editor
  • Marcelina Miś
    Set Design
  • Maksym Ostrowski
    Set Design
  • Mateusz Bidziński
    Costumes
  • Alicja Chapko
    Costumes
  • Jan Stark
    Sound Design
  • Michał Bialik
    Sound Design
  • Jan Stark
    Music
  • Milena Le Viet
    Production Manager
  • Inga Przybylak
    Production Manager
  • Julia Roestel
    Color Grading
  • Tom Sajewski
    First Assistant Camera / Focus Puller
    Paralysis, Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Katharine Schelling
    First Assistant Camera / Focus Puller
  • Alicia Devaux
    First Assistant Camera / Focus Puller
  • Monika Majkowska
    Second Assisstant Camera
  • Kamil Staszczyszyn
    Stills
  • Raffael Firmbach
    Gaffer
  • Joachim Hermann Schlag
    Gaffer
  • Tom Sajewski
    Lighting Technician
    Paralysis, Third Time Lucky; https://filmfreeway.com/TomSajewski
  • Magdalena Bojdo
    Lighting Technician
  • Come Chatelain
    Lighting Technician
  • Jiabin Chen
    Lighting Technician
  • Gokhan Ippekan
    Lighting Technician
  • Platon Ogareov
    Lighting Technician
  • Janusz Szymański
    Lighting Technician
  • Jakub Urbański
    Lighting Technician
  • Adrianna Gołębiewska
    Set Design Assistant
  • Marta Adamiak
    Costumes Assistant
  • Natalia Turowska
    Make Up
  • Eugenia Dolgova
    Make Up
  • Justyna Szymczyk
    Make Up Assistant
  • Andy Sier
    Music Performed by
  • Max von Zimmer
    Music Performed by
  • Jan Pasemann
    Sound Engineer
  • Piotr Borczyński
    Assistant Sound Mixer
  • Damian Polakowski
    Assistant Sound Mixer
  • Katarzyna Pragier
    Assistant Sound Mixer
  • Milena Le Viet
    Set Manager
  • Inga Przybylak
    Set Manager
  • Luiza Skrzek
    Production Coordinator
  • Vivien Rosenberg
    Postproduction Coordinator
  • Luiza Skrzek
    Assistant to the Producer
  • Malina Poszytek
    Assistant to the Producer
  • Alicja Chapko
    Production Assistant
  • Marcelina Dominiak
    Production Assistant
  • Kamil Staszczyszyn
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1,85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Interfilm - Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin 2018
    Berlin
    Germany
    November 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Gdynia Film Festival
    Gdynia
    Poland
    September 18, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award
    Berlin
    Germany
    April 20, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Filmfest Dresden
    Dresden
    Germany
    April 10, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival
    Saarbrücken
    Germany
    January 16, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ewa Wikieł

Studies Film Direction at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin.

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