An elderly man is looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems he’s doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, which often causes arguments.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 15
  • Year: 2020
  • Color: colour

Director: Julia Orlik

Script: Julia Orlik

DOP: Julia Orlik

Editing: Aleksandra Rosset

Sound: Bogdan Klat

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

About the director:

Julia Orlik

Julia Orlik

A graduate from the Lodz Film School with the specialization in Animated Film and Special Effects. Born in Katowice in 1996. At present she’s a resident of Krupski Młyn, where all her time-lapse films were made in her family garage. In addition to animation, she is also interested in bloody special effects, film make-up and conducting film workshops with children and teenagers.


Bankiet (2016) / Banquet (2016)

Mój dziwny starszy brat (2018) / My Strange Older Brother (2018)

Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur (2019)

Jestem tutaj / I’m here (2020)

At festivals:

60th Krakow Film Festival, 2020, Poland, 2020 (Special Mention)

Annecy International Animation Festival 2020, France, 2020 (competition)

Animator - International Animated Film Festival 2020, Poland, 2020 (Audience Award for The Best Short Film)

36th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2020 (screening)

20th Un Festival C’est Trop Court - Nice Short Film Festival, France, 2020 (First Prize of the Animation Competition)

Riga International Film Festival 2020, Latvia, 2020 (competition)

39th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2020 (competition)

43rd Denver Film Festival, USA, 2020 (competition)

Bucheon International Animation Festival 2020, South Korea, 2020 (competition)

63rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2020 (Golden Dove for the Best Animated Film)

REX Animation Film Festival 2020, Sweden, 2020 (competition)

Film School Fest Munich 2020, Germany, 2020 (competition)

24th PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, 2020 (Grand Prix)

27th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2020 (Grand Prix)

Fête de l’anim’ 2020, France, 2020 (competition)

18th ANILOGUE International Animation Festival, Hungary, 2020 (competition)

43rd Poitiers Film Festival, 2020 (competition)

17th International Animated Film Festival Animateka, Slovenia, 2020 (competition)

19th Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada, 2020 (competition)

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival 2021, Austria, 2021 (Sabine & Nicolai Sawczynski Audience Award)

23rd Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2021 (competition)

18th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Ukraine, 2021 (screening)

Kaboom Animation Festival, The Netherlands, 2021 (Best Student Short)

6th GLAS Animation Festival, USA, 2021 (competition)

13th Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2021 (competition)

38th Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea, 2021 (competition)

Moviezone Short Film Festival 2021, China, 2021 (screening)

28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2021 (Special Mention)

Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation 2021, Canada, 2021 (competition)

22nd Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt, 2021 (competition)

International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany, 2021, 2021 (Special Mention)

18th Vienna Shorts - International Short Film Festival, Austria, 2021 (screening)

Framed Animation Festival 2021, The Netherlands, 2021 (competition)

24th Brooklyn Film Festival, USA, 2021 (competition)

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2021, Croatia, 2021 (Dušan Vukotić Award for the best student film)

24th Shanghai International Film Festival, China, 2021 (screening)

Festival du Film d'Animation de Savigny, 2021, Switzerland, 2021 (competition)

Anifilm - International Festival of Animated Film 2021, Czech Republic, 2021 (Best Student Film)

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2021, USA, 2021 (competition)

13th PIAFF Paris International Animation Film Festival, France, 2021 (Award for Best Directing)

8th Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival, Russia, 2021 (Special Distinction of the Jury)

17th Lago Film Fest - International Festival of Independent Cinema, Italy, 2021 (competition)

Animix - Tel Aviv Animation Festival 2021, Israel, 2021 (screening)

20th Countryside Animafest Cyprus, 2021 (competition)

19th Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Italy, 2021 (competition)

24th Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2021 (competition)

BLON Animation & Games Festival, Lithuania, 2021 (competition)

21st Lille International Short Film Festival, France, 2021 (First Prize)

Indiecork Festival of Independent Film & Music, Ireland, 2021 (competition)

Animatou International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, 2021 (competition)

11th StopTrik International Film Festival, Slovenia, 2021 (Students Jury Award)

FEST - New Directors/ New Films Festival, Portugal, 2021 (competition)

14th CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2021 (competition)

47th FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, 2021. Spain, 2021 (competition)

VII BIT BANG International Animation, Video Game and Digital Arts Festival, Argentina, 2021 (competition)

41st VGIK International Student Festival, 2021, Russia, 2021 (Best Animation)

14th Piccolo Festival Animazione, 2021, Italy, 2021 (Menzione Speciale)

London International Animation Festival, 2021, United Kingdom, 2021 (competition)

Slamdance FIlm Festival 2022, USA, 2022 (Grand Jury Winner)

38th International Shortfilm Week Regensburg, Germany, 2022 (screening)

13th dotdotdot Vienna's Open Air Short Film festival, Austria, 2022 (screening)

7th Indie Street Film Festival, USA, 2022 (competition)

46th International Animated Film Festival Cinanima, Portugal, 2022 (screening)

look&roll festival 2023, Switzerland, 2023 (competition)

Friss Hus - Budapest International Short Film Festival 2023, Hungary, 2023 (screening)