Archive of films Cracks / Szczeliny

Poland
2021, 30 min

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Year: 2021

Teresa is suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of her son. In an effort to find comfort elsewhere she temporarily moves back with her husband to her parents’ house. However, the young woman’s family home conjures up memories of a previous relationship and a past love that perhaps has yet to be extinguished. A perceptive film about the painful side of motherhood that can’t be alleviated even by the tender smile of a child.


Synopsis

Teresa is suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of her son. In an effort to find comfort elsewhere she temporarily moves back with her husband to her parents’ house. However, this decision doesn’t seem to have much effect on Teresa’s state of mind. What’s worse, the family home conjures up memories which perhaps should have remained hidden in a shoebox together with her other keepsakes. She now has to make a choice: either she tries to heal the cracks in her marriage, or she sets out to rekindle a love from her youth, leaving her sorrowful existence behind her. In The Cracks Polish director Magdalena Gajewska perceptively explores the reverse side of motherhood and its painful wounds that even a child’s tender smile can’t soothe, and which we are still afraid to speak of out loud.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Magdalena Gajewska (1994, Poland). Filmography: The Cracks (Szczeliny, 2021, short).

Contacts

Polish Film Institute
Leona Kruczkowskiego 2, 00-412, Warsaw
Poland
Tel: + 48 221 026 403
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.pisf.pl

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
   
Director: Magdalena Gajewska
Screenplay: Magdalena Gajewska
Dir. of Photography: Adam Pluciński
Music: Piotr Nermer
Editor: Paweł Lichota
Art Director: Marta Piotrowska, Janek Zagdański
Producer: Maciej Ślesicki
Production: Warsaw Film School
Cast: Jaśmina Polak, Justyna Wasilewska, Maciej Miszczak
Contact: Polish Film Institute

Guests

Magdalena Gajewska

Film Director

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