ABOUT THE FILM
ONDINE (directed by Tomasz Śliwiński, Poland 2019, 40 minutes)
There is a myth about Ondine, a water nymph, who fell in love with the mortal. Because of his infidelity, she put a curse on him that he would breathe only as long as he remembered about this. And so he died, as soon as he fell asleep. There is also a rare medical condition called Ondine’s Curse (CCHS).
Cezary (22) still lives with his mother (50) and he is in love with Emilia (20), a rock singer. He also has a dark secret. One day all three of them have to deal with the mythical Ondine and her curse.
“Ondine” is a fiction sequel to the Oscar nominated short documentary film “Our Curse” from 2013.
The film was created as part of Munk Studio programme “30 minutes”. The script was developed at Wajda School Development Lab (Studio Prób) in 2014/2015 and at European Short Pitch 2016 organised by Nisi Masa.
It was supported by:
– Undine Syndrom Selbsthilfegruppe (German CCHS Support Group)
– A.I.S.I.C.C. – Associazione Italiana per la Sindrome da Ipoventilazione Centrale Congenita (Italian CCHS Association)
Polish CCHS Foundation “Lift the curse” is a co-producer of the film.
The partner of the film is Charity Foundation for people with special needs “Słoneczko”.
More information about myth of Ondine can be found here.
DIRECTED BY Tomasz Śliwiński
SCREENPLAY BY Magda Hueckel & Tomasz Śliwiński
CAST Bartosz Bielenia, Magdalena Koleśnik, Judyta Paradzińska
and Aleksandra Bożek, Michał Majnicz
CINEMATOGRAPHY Bartosz Świniarski
EDITING Alan Zajer
SOUND Zofia Moruś, Mateusz Adamczyk
PRODUCTION DESIGN Magda Hueckel
SET DESIGN Magda Hueckel & Paweł Jarzębski (de Montage)
COSTUMES Sandra Kowalska
MAKEUP Anna Dąbrowska
COLOR CORRECTION Ajith Krishnamoorthy Nair
IMAGE POSTPRODUCTION Expresso Post Production
PRODUCTION MANAGER Robert Seroczyński
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Iza Igel
PRODUCER Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński
PRODUCED BY Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association
CO-PRODUCED BY Harine Films, TVN Film, Expresso Post Production, soundmaking,
Polish CCHS Foundation “Lift the curse”
COPRODUCER: Magda Hueckel, Zuzanna Brzezińska-Mich
co-financed by Polish Film Institute
The following music was used in the film:
Authors: Bartosz Badacz, Mateusz Badacz, Zofia Fraś, Michał Rejman, Tomasz Jońca
Performed by Obscure Sphinx
Obscure Sphinx 2011
“Meredith”, “The Presence Of Goddess”, “Void”
Authors: Aleksander Łukomski, Mateusz Badacz, Zofia Fraś, Michał Rejman, Tomasz Jońca
Performed by Obscure Sphinx
Obscure Sphinx 2013
Authors: Piotr Kaliński, Stefan Wesołowski
Performed by Nanook of the North
MUTE SONG LIMITED 2018
Detailed film credits can be found -> www.filmpolski.pl/fp/index.php?film=1249716
The film was presented at the following film festivals:
|35th Warsaw Film Festival||Warsaw, Poland||17.10.2019||Short Films Competition|| World Premiere
Special Mention for the Actor
Facebook page: Ondine
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