My House Without Me | Mój dom – dir. Magdalena Szymków, 2012

date: 29/07/2012 time: 18:30 place: Allianz Cinema film program: independent short films competition film program: in the short run artistic program: films

PL | 2012 | 28 min
reż|dir  Magdalena Szymków prod|pro Wajda Studio scen|wr Magdalena Szymków zdj|ph Paweł Chorzępa, Kurt Moser muz|mus Tomasz Wieczorek mon|ed Stefan Paruch dys|dis Wajda Studio Sp. z o.o.


Janina, born in Wołyń, is 10 when she is sent away from her home to Kazakhstan. After the war, as a repatriate, she is brought to the Polish Recovered Territories, areas being abandoned by the deported Germans. She settles down in Szczecin, which used to be a German town. That is where Annemarie was born; she has to leave her family neighbourhood after the war. Two women, one house. The documentary shows the paradoxes of history, where one place can be synonymous with regained peace nut also with lost youth.

Magdalena Szymków (1978)
Journalist and filmmaker. Graduated from the law faculty at the University of Szczecin, journalism at the University of Warsaw, and the Wajda School. She worked for the press and television in Poland and abroad (Gazeta Wyborcza, La Repubblica, TVP, TVN, Arte/ZDF, RAI). Since 2003 she has been a curator of Ryszard Kapuściński’s photo exhibitions in Italy. She is also a member of the Vezfilm film production company. She lives in Amsterdam.