A DEAD MARRIAGE

MARTWE MAŁŻEŃSTWO

Filip works as a professional movie extra and he always plays roles of dead bodies. On the set of a historical film, he meets Lucy, who happens to be also an extra, playing a role of a dead woman. When laying on top of each other during long film making hours a bittersweet relationship develops between them in the unusual circumstances.

  • Genre: Live action
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 18
  • Year: 2022
  • Color: colour

Director: Michał Toczek

Script: Michał Toczek, Ola Hulbój

DOP: Tomasz Pawlik

Music: Pimon Lekler

Editing: Aleksandra Kasprowicz

Sound: Artur Walaszczyk

Production company: PWSFTviT (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna)

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About the director:

Michał Toczek

Michał Toczek

Film directing student in the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Director of award-winning short features and documentaries. His documentary debut “Strawberry Boys” was awarded at the Krakow Film Festival (2019), among others. Laureate of the Papaya Young Directors contest – one of the most prestigious competitions for young creators in Poland.

At festivals:

20th Tirana International Film Festival 2022, Albania, 2022 (competition)

38th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2022 (screening)

28th Leuven International Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2022 (competition)

10th West Nordic International Film Festival, Norway, 2023 (competition)

Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, Lithuania, 2023 (competition)

14th ONE Country ONE Film International Festival, France, 2023 (competition)

40th Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea, 2023 (competition)

26th Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2023 (competition)

Rooftop Films, USA, 2023, 2023 (competition)

51st Huesca International Film Festival, Spain, 2023 (competition)

"One Shot" 21th International Short Film Festival, Armenia, 2023 (Special Mention)

29th Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA, 2023 (Best Student International Short)

Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel, 2023 (competition)

RojaL Film Festival 2023, Latvia, 2023 (competition)

24th Off-Courts Trouville, France, 2023 (competition)

6th Elbe Dock International Film Festival, Germany, Czechia, 2023 (competition)

15th Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia, 2023 (Best Short FIlm)

18th Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago, 2023 (competition)

Ivano-Frankivsk International Short Film Festival 4:3, Ukraine, 2023 (competition)

53rd Nashville Film Festival, USA, 2023 (competition)

Duluth Superior Film Festival 2023, USA, 2023 (competition)

9th International Comedy Film Festival - FUNCINEMA, Argentina, 2023 (competition)

Tbilisi International Student Film Festival 2023, Georgia, 2023 (Grand Prix)

64th International Film Festival BRNO16, Czech Republic, 2023 (Audience Award)

2023 Virginia Film Festival (VAFF), USA, 2023 (competition)

City of Lights Festival 2023, USA, 2023 (competition)

8th Bucharest Short Film Festival, Romania, 2023 (Winner of the Best Student Category)

Zagreb Film Festival 2023, Croatia, 2023 (competition)

Shorts Not Pants Film Festival 2023, Canada, 2023 (competition)

38th Brest European Short Film Festival, France, 2023 (Grand Prix du Festival)

Leuven International Short Film Festival 2023, Belgium, 2023 (screening)

41st Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France, 2023 (competition)

35th Aguilar Film Festival, Spain, 2023 (screening)

ŠOBLĖ STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2024, Lithuania, 2024 (screening)

71st Martovski Film Festival, Serbia, 2024 (competition)

Europe in Shorts 2024, United Kigdom, 2024 (screening)

Ennesimo Film Festival 2024, Italy, 2024 (competition)

34th Mediawave International Film and Music Festival, Hungary, 2024 (competition)

3rd Le Cri du Court Festival, France, 2024 (competition)

Fastnet Film Festival 2024, Ireland, 2024 (competition)