Warsaw Triptych

The Warsaw Triptych project was developed from a personal concept by Natalia Jóźwiak and Sebastian Piotrowicz.

In using dance as their medium, the authors of the Warsaw Triptych were inspired by WWII-vintage photography, with the framework of their composition cast as a film etude - making the Triptych a unique conversation among these three art forms.

The three separate cinematic etudes enter into relationships, while holding on to their distinctness. Some may be abstracted from reality and focused around emotions or traumas, or drawn from evocative quotes from poetry or the nation’s history preserved in the photos. Some may dip into the flow of events, then coalesce around human relationships being tested in the harsh reality of war, yet others being simply inspired by the visual textures, silhouettes and images of human figures peering out from these candid shots.

What binds the Warsaw Triptych together is the symbolism extracted by its authors from wartime images by Jerzy „Chojna” Chojnacki, a photojournalist with Poland’s Home Army’s North Group. The authors have drafted this symbolism into a structural role, threading the sequence of images comprising the Triptych.

  • Natalia Jóźwiak
    Director
  • Sebastian Piotrowicz
    Director
  • Natalia Jóźwiak
    Writer
  • Sebastian Piotrowicz
    Writer
  • Natalia Jóźwiak
    Producer
  • Sebastian Piotrowicz
    Producer
  • Natalia Jóźwiak
    Key Cast
  • Sebastian Piotrowicz
    Key Cast
  • Eliza Kindziuk
    Key Cast
  • Dominika Stróżewska
    Key Cast
  • Jakub Mędrzycki
    Key Cast
  • Jakub Piotrowicz
    Key Cast
  • Rafał Supiński
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tryptyk Warszawski
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance Movie, Drama, historical, short film, experimental
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,950 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Shooting Format:
    4k UHD 3840 x 2160.
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Natalia Jóźwiak, Sebastian Piotrowicz

Natalia Jóźwiak and Sebastian Piotrowicz - professional dancers and choreographers with many years of experience in Poland , Netherlands, Germany , France, Israel. They started their choreographic and directing cooperation in 2016. As an artistic duo, they cooperate for example with the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok and the Chamber Opera in Warsaw. They also create independent performances and dance movies.

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