Owl | Sowa – dir. Marta Karwowska, 2012

date: 28/07/2012 time: 14:00 place: Allianz Cinema film program: independent short films competition artistic program: films

PL | 2012 | 34 min
reż|dir Marta Karwowska prod|pro Mariola Gawinek scen|wr Marta Karwowska zdj|ph Jakub Giza muz|mus Sylwia Sałacińska mon|ed Barbara Fronc ob|cast Julia Migdalska, Piotr Głowacki, Sylwia Arnesen, Jacek Braciak, Joanna Kozera, Anula Jochym


30 degrees in the shade, hot skin, still air. A snail squashed with a dirty plimsoll. Silence. Owl is eight years old, has a mum and a dad and a secret plan – to get to a desert island on the lake. In an old summer cottage she finds a pontoon boat. The trip is endangered however when the pontoon turns out to be leaky. Owl must ask her parents for help but they have their own absorbing matters to attend. Mum is trying to seduce her own husband and he is pulling himself together to tell her this is over. A friendly neighbour helps Owl with the pontoon. And although everything is ready the trip is always being put off.

“Owl” is a nostalgic story of the last, truly childlike summer holidays which end far too soon and not in the way they should.

Marta Karwowska (1979)
Graduated from Sociology at Warsaw University, currently studying Directing at  The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. A director of TV shows, short documentaries and fiction films, and theatre plays.