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Tower. A Bright Day

Jagoda SZELC

  • Poland
  • 2017
  • 106min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

At young Nina’s First Holy Communion, relatives visit her house in the country. Mula used to raise her sister’s daughter, Nina, as her own. Providing some pieces of their stories, the film follows Mula’s responses to her sister, Kaja, whose intensions are unreliable. Suddenly, their dog is missing and their mentally ill mother comes to her senses, while a priest is flustered at Holy Communion and villagers are in trouble. Are these accidents or signs of a disaster? The tense atmosphere arouses strong conviction to a malice and powerful being in their village. Tower. A Bright Day is a psychological horror movie, which builds suspense through sound design, jump cuts and dreamlike camerawork. Polish rookie Jagoda SZELC is acclaimed and it’s was said that she has a style reminiscent of films like Roman POLANSKI’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968) or John CASSAVETES’ A Woman Under The Influence when her first feature was released in the Forum of the Berlin International Film Festival. In the opening of Tower. A Bright Day, the camera moves from a square-like city to deep green forest, which gives a clue that this movie is related with supernatural things. Between spiritual tension, Catholicism and hedonism, familiar and unfamiliar things, a peaceful family and village will lose control and find themselves in trouble. [SONG Hyojoung]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
105 2019-08-30 | 11:00 - 12:46 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 8
401 2019-09-02 | 11:00 - 12:46 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3

Director

  • Jagoda SZELC
    Born in Worcław, Poland in 1984. Film director and scriptwriter. From 2002 till 2006 studied at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art). Then a scholar of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In years 2009 – 2015 studied at the Directing Department at the Polish National Film, Tv and Theatre School in Lodz, Poland. Her films have been screened at festivals such as Hot Docs, IDFA, New Horizons, Karlovy Vary IFF, and the Brooklyn Film Festival. Her short film SUCH A LANDSCAPE received the Golden Tadpole Award at the Camerimage Film Festival (2013). Tower. A Bright Day is her feature debut. At the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia she received prizes for the Best Debut and the Best Screenplay for it.

Credit

  • ProducerMarcin MALATYNSKI
  • Cast Anna KROTOSKA, Malgorzata SZCZERBOWSKA, Rafal CIELUCH
  • Screenwriter Jagoda SZELC
  • Cinematography Przemyslaw BRYNKIEWICZ
  • Art director Natalia GIZA
  • Editor Anna GARNCARCZYK
  • Music Teoniki ROZYNEK
  • Sound Rafal NOWAK

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