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Short Film Show – Screening of films in competition for the Michał Maryniarczyk Award
Saturday, Oct. 27th, 12:00 PM @ Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor St. W, Toronto
“Final View” dir. Peter Pasyk (2012) 5 min
After a man dies in an unlikely car accident his secrets are revealed at his funeral by the women in his life: his wife, his lover, and his booty call.
“The Change” dir. Daniel Widden (2012) 4 min
The true story of Celia Dutkiewicz, a young girl taken from her home during the Soviet population transfer of World War II.
“Seventh Day” dir. Rafal Sokolowski (2011) 24 min
Marian and Vasile are strangers from different countries. They share a common dream to find a better life in Canada. They work together driving an old taxi hoping to save money and bring their families to a new home. To beat prohibitive rents they work their taxicab 24/7 – when one is driving the other sleeps in the trunk. Time turns them into brothers, but the sudden disappearance of their savings challenges the very heart of their ‘brotherhood’.
“Heart Of Europe” dir. Mark Margo (2010) 3 min
Impressions from the heart of Europe…
“Mika” dir. Joanna Wilczewska (2012) 29 min
“Mika” is a perfidious prequel to a romantic comedy- what happens before She meets He. If, that is, any kind of meeting will ever occur, for nothing in this story is self-evident and nothing happens in accordance with the schematics of the genre. On the contrary, every twist and turn in the life of the heroine has new and unexpected consequences.
“The Whistle” dir. Grzegorz Zariczny (2012) 16 min
Marcin, a small town man, is coming up for thirty. He referees a lower league soccer matches. He has enough of the perpetual stress from work and his mother, who is waiting for him to make a concrete life decision. Marcin feels it is time for a change.
“Footprints” dir. Ramya Jegatheesan (2012) 1:14 min
Following a jogger on her daily run, Footprints is a silent short film that celebrates the life and diversity of Toronto.