ABOUT THE FILM  |  TRAILER  |  FILM STILLS   |   CREDITS   |  FESTIVALS   |   LINKS   |  CONTACT  | PRESS MATERIALS


Plakat_nasza_klatwa100x70eng

Festival del film Locarno Official Selection 2013 Nomination for IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary 2013b04dcc28ad0bac50ecd211fe4ee14156.png   
Sheffield Student Doc Award 2014Sheffield Audience Award 2014IndieLisboa Audience Award for Best Short Film 2014
Laurels_nominee_smallAspen ShortsFest Best Documentary 2014 AFI DOCS 2014
MejorCortoDocuINTL  ba4c1ae1bc6c0860918ca805e5effe03.jpg  2014_award_badge_best_doc
e54f210fb0ec3734307ee8069bfd5ca5.jpg IIFF FILM FEST 14 white_smallPrint
c6b305534f5195b98795c1378cee1903.jpgsolanin-nagroda-kp-doc-ang official-best_doc_v1_small
NASZA KLATWA_NOWE_HORYZONTY_ang_whiteShort Waves Grand Prix 2014EUREKA Best Documentary 2013

ABOUT THE FILM

OUR CURSE (pl. NASZA KLĄTWA) (directed by Tomasz Śliwiński, Poland 2013, 27 minutes) The film is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn child – the Ondine’s Curse (also known as CCHS, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome). People affected with this disease stop breathing during sleep and require a lifetime mechanical ventilation on a ventilator. The film shows the process of taming fear associated with the disease. The story of the film characters is presented on the blog: www.leoblog.pl

Film is now available online at New York Times Op-Docs:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/02/opinion/our-curse.html

TRAILER


FILM STILLS


CREDITS

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Tomasz Śliwiński
CAST  Magda Hueckel, Tomasz Śliwiński & Leo Hueckel-Śliwiński
CINEMATOGRAPHY  Tomasz Śliwiński, Magda Hueckel
EDITING Justyna Król, Tomasz Śliwiński
SOUND Grzegorz Lindemann
COLOR CORRECTION Przemysław Niedźwiecki
ARTISTIC SUPERVISION Anna Kazejak
PRODUCTION Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa
PRODUCER Maciej Ślesicki
MUSIC The following track has been used in the movie:
The Twilight Singers "Number Nine" (words & music: Greg Dulli)
A lullaby sang in the film contains fragments of the following songs: "Kołysanka" by Andrzeja Kaliszczyk and "Kołysanka senna", music Tadeusz Woźniak, words Bogdan Chorążuk, used by kind permission of the artists.
THANKS We would like to thank all people that participated in the making of the movie and especially: Anna Kazejak Maciej Ślesicki Zbigniew Niciński Julia Hueckel & Jarosław Kamiński, Rafał Listopad and students of 4th year of editing at PWSFTViT 2012/13
SPECIAL THANKS Paweł Łoziński
a Polish Film Institute co-financed production


FILM FESTIVALS

The movie has been officially selected to participate in the following film festivals: 
I. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS

1
66th Locarno Film Festival
Locarno, Switzerland 13.08.2013
Competition Pardi di Domani
International Premiere
2
East Silver Market 2013
Jihlava, Czech Republic 24 - 27. 10.2013   Silver Eye Award nominee
3
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 23.11.2013
IDFA Competition for Student Documentary
Nomination for IDFA Award
The Best of IDFA OnTour selection
4
ONE WORLD - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Praha, Czech Republic 06.03.2014  Competition  
5
19th Vilnius IFF “Kino pavasaris”
Vilnius, Lihuania 21.03.2014 Short Films Competition  
6
ASPEN SHORTSFEST International Festival of Short Films
Aspen, Colorado, USA 11.04.2014 International Competition North American Premiere
Best Documentary Award
7
IndieLisboa - 11th International Independent Films Festival
Lisboa, Portugal 29.04.2014 International Competition Audience Award for Best Short
8
DOXA - Documentary Film Festival
Vancouver, Canada 10.05.2014 Competition  
9
Sheffield Doc/Fest
Sheffield, UK 08.06.2014 Student Doc Competition Best Student Doc Award
Audience Award for Best Short
10
Documentarist
Istambul, Turkey 07-12. 06.2014 Non-competition screening  
11
AFI DOCS
Washington, USA 20.06.2014 Short Films Competition  Best of Fest selection
12
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival
Pärnu, Estonia 21.07.2014 Non-competition screening  
13
Monterrey IFF
Monterrey, Mexico 26.08.2014 International Short Films Competition Best International Short Documentary Award
14
Jameson Cinefest - 11th Miskolc IFF
Miskolc, Hungary 12.09.2014 International Documentary Films Competition  
15
Look&Roll - Short Film Festival on Disability
Basel, Switzerland 25.09.2014 Konkurs Międzynarodowy Denk an mich Foundation Award
16
CNEX Documentary Film Festival
Taipei, Taiwan 27.09.2014 International Competition  
17
Raindance Film Festival
London, UK 29.09.2014 Short Doc Competition Best Short Doc Award
18
Bir Duino International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 08.10.2014 Competition  
19
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA 09.10.2014 Student Films Competition Best Student Doc Award
20
Sapporo Short Fest
Sapporo, Japan 09.10.2014 International Competition Best Documentary Award
21
Astra Film Festival
Sibiu, Romania 11.10.2014 Competition  
22
Seattle Polish Film Festival
Seattle, Washington, USA 15.10.2014 Non-competition screening  
23
Woodstock Film Festival
Woodstock, New York, USA 17.10.2014 Competition Best Short Documentary Award
24
Heartland Film Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 17.10.2014 Documentary Shorts Competition Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award for Best Student Documentary
25
IndieCork Film Festival
Cork, Ireland 17.10.2014 International Shorts Competition Special Mention
26
Imagine Science Films
New York, USA 22.10.2014 Competition Nature Scientific Merit Award
27
Miradas Doc
Guía de Isora, Canary Islands, Spain 03.11.2014 Competition  
28
Cork Film Festival
Cork, Ireland 15.11.2014 Competition  
29
Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Budapest, Hungary 13.11.2014 Competition  
30
International Bosphorus Film Festival
Istanbul, Turkey 16.11.2014 Polish Shorts Section  
31
Sleepwalkers - International Short Film Festival
Tallinn, Estonia 21.11.2014 Baltic Sea Competition Special Mention
32
Festival du film d’éducation
Evreux, France 03.12.2014 Competition  
33
The Other Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia 06.12.2014 Competition  
34
BogoShorts - Short Film Festival
Bogota, Colombia 04.12.2014 International Documentary Competition Best International Short Documentary Award
35
IDA 2014 - International Documentary Association Awards
Los Angeles, California, USA 05.12.2014   Nomination to Best Short Documentary IDA Award
36
Festival International Signes de Nuit
Paris, France 06.12.2014 Non-Competition Screening  
37
Talca International Short Film Festival
Talca, Chile 08.01.2015 International Documentary Competition  
38
Irvine International Film Festival
Irvine, California, USA 16-22. 01.2015 U.S. & International University Documentaries Best University Documentary
39
Oscar Academy Awards 2015
Los Angeles, California, USA 02.2015   Nomination to Best Documentary Short Subject
40
Boulder International Film Festival
Boulder, Colorado, USA 07.03.2015 Competition  Best Short Documentary
41
Cleveland International Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio, USA 21.03.2015 Competition  
42 Ashland Independent Film Festival Ashland, Oregon, USA 04.04.2015 Competition  
43
West Chester Film Festival
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA 24-26. 04.2015 Competition  
44
Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, California, USA 26.04.2015 Competition  
45
International Human Rights Film Festival In Albania
Tirana, Albania 24.09.2015 Competition  
46
THESS International Short Film Festival
Thessaloniki, Greece 9-13.10.2015 Competition Cinematic Achievement Award
47
8th CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival
Luxembourg 24.10.2015 Competition  
48
Crested Butte Film Festival
Crested Butte, Colorado, USA 25.10.2015 Competition Best Short Documentary Award
49
Stockfish Film Festival
Reykjavik, Iceland 18-28. 02.2016 Non-competition screening  
50
Sällsynta Filmfestivalen
Stockholm, Sweden 29.02.2016 Non-competition screening  
51
Kurzfilmwoche
Regensburg, Germany 12.03. 02.2016 Non-competition screening  

II. POLISH FILM FESTIVALS

1
53rd Krakow Film Festival
Kraków, Poland 28.05.2013
Night of Student Films
Pre-premiere
(incomplete version)
2
32. Festiwal Polskich Debiutów "Młodzi i Film"
Koszalin, Poland 25.06.2013
Konkurs Filmów Krótkometrażowych
 
Premiera
32nd Festival of Polish Debuts "Młodzi i Film"
Short Films Competition
Premiere
3
13. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty
Wrocław, Poland 27.07.2013
Konkurs Polskich Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Wyróżnienie
13th International Film Festival T-Mobile New Horizons
Polish Short Films Competition
Special Mention
4
40. Ińskie Lato Filmowe
Ińsko, Poland 10.08.2013  
40th Summer of Films
5
Festiwal Filmów Szkolnych EUREKA
Wrocław, Poland 05.09.2013  
Nagroda główna w kategorii film dokumentalny
Festival of School Films EUREKA
First Price in the documentary section
6
29. Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy
Warszawa, Poland 16.10.2013
Panorama Polskich Filmów Krótkometrażowych
 
29th Warsaw Film Festival
Polish Shorts Panorama
7
11. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy TOFIFEST
Toruń, Poland 22.10.2013
SHORTCUT - Międzynarodowy Konkurs Filmów Krótkometrażowych
 
11th International Film Festival TOFIFEST
SHORTCUT - International Short Film Competition
8
ŻubrOFFka - Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Białystok, Poland 05.12.2013
Konkurs STUDENCI
Nagroda za najlepszy dokument
ŻubrOFFka - International Festival of Short Films
Competition STUDENTS
Award for best documentary
9
WATCH DOCS - 13. MFF Prawa Człowieka w Filmie
Warszawa, Poland 08.12.2013
Sekcja: Nowe Filmy Polskie
 
WATCH DOCS - 13th IFF Human Rights in Film
Section: New Polish Films
10
TRANZYT - 5. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Dokumentalnych
Poznań, Poland 10.12.2013 Konkurs  
TRANZYT - 5th International Documentary Film Festival
Competition
11
SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2014
Poznań oraz inne miasta w Polsce i za granicą 14 -30. 03.2014 Konkurs SHORT WAVES GRAND PRIX Nagroda Grand Prix
Poznań and other cities in Poland and abroad SHORT WAVES GRAND PRIX Competition Grand Prix Award
12
Węgiel Festiwal Filmów Studenckich
Katowice, Poland 25.04.2014 Konkurs  
Węgiel Student Film Festival
Competition
13
Gdańsk Doc Film Festival
Gdańsk, Poland 05.06.2014 Konkurs  
Competition
14
Solanin Film Festiwal
Nowa Sól, Poland 17.07.2014 Konkurs Kina Profesjonalnego Nagroda za Najlepszy Dokument
Competition Award for Best Documentary
15
11. Europejski Festiwal Filmowy "Integracja Ty i Ja"
Koszalin, Poland 03.09.2014 Konkurs Wyróżnienie w kategorii film dokumentalny
11th European Film Festival "Integration You and Me"
Competition Special mention for the documentary film
16
Festiwal Filmowy Opolskie Lamy
Opole, Poland 10.10.2014 Konkurs  
Competition
17
OFFELIADA
Gniezno, Poland 07.11.2014 Konkurs Filmów Dokumentalnych Wyróżnienie
Documentary Films Competition Special Mention
18
IDFF OFF CINEMA
Poznań, Poland 21.11.2014 Konkurs Wyróżnienie
Competition Special Mention
19
NURT - Festiwal Form Dokumentalnych
Kielce, Poland 26.11.2014 Konkurs  
Competition
20
Prowincjonalia - Ogólnopolski Festiwal Sztuki Filmowej
Września, Poland 19.02.2015 Konkurs  
Competition
21
ZOOM Zbliżenia - Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy
Jelenia Góra, Poland 20.02.2015 Konkurs Wyróżnienie
Competition Special Mention
22
DRZWI - International Film Festival
Gliwice, Poland 22.04.2015 Competition Best Student Documentary Award

LINKS

Interview with the authors - Leoparents:
http://www.portalfilmowy.pl/wydarzenia,92,16219,1,1,Oswajanie-klatwy.html (in Polish only)
http://polishdocs.pl/pl/czytelnia/1807/nasza-klatwa-tomasza-sliwinskiego-na-festiwalu-idfa---wywiad-z-autorem-filmu (in Polish only)
http://www.pisf.pl/pl/kinematografia/news/rozmowa-z-tomaszem-sliwinskim (in Polish only)

Film reviews:
http://www.krytykapolityczna.pl/artykuly/film/20130627/czlowiek-parowka-rozdaje-ulotki (in Polish only)
http://visionesospesa.blogspot.com/2013/09/locarno-66-5-nasza-klatwa-our-curse.html (in Italian only)
http://kulturalnytorun.pl/recenzje/rozne-oblicza-milosci (in Polish only)
http://stopklatka.pl/-/80046985,polski-dokument-trzyma-sie-mocno (in Polish only)
Cursed, before your eyes (The Aspen Times) (in English only)

Film databases:
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt3069992
FILM POLSKI: www.filmpolski.pl/fp/index.php/1232632
FILMWEB: www.filmweb.pl/film/Nasza+Klątwa-2013-688241
PORTAL FILMOWY: www.portalfilmowy.pl/film,29458,1,Nasza-klatwa.html

CONTACT

DIRECTOR
Tomasz Śliwiński, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PRODUCER
Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa / Warsaw Film School
Maria Pułaska, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
tel. (+48) 501 097 197
www.szkolafilmowa.pl
PR & Media contact:
Amy Grey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ashley Mariner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dish Communications
(+1) 818-508-1000
Promotion supported by:
Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
tel/fax. (+48) 12 2946945
www.kff.com.pl/fundacja
East Silver Caravan
Jana Ripplová, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.eastsilver.net

PRESS MATERIALS => http://szkolafilmowa.pl/pl/the-oscar-nominated-our-curse-press-materials