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    VII edition

    I miss you

    Avi is a negotiator from Tel Aviv who comes to Warsaw to force out the tenants of a tenement building bought by an Israeli property developer. Melanie, a German anarchist, lives in a squat next to the building and fights to defend the rights of the Polish tenants. Melanie and Avi’s inevitable confrontation suddenly turns into mutual enchantment. Their future, like the city itself, is chaotic at present and haunted by the past.Avi (30) is a smart and uncompromising Israeli negotiator. He fears that he doesn’t earn enough to get married his girlfriend Nili. For twenty thousand dollars he agrees to persuade the residents to move out from the tenement house, that an Israeli developer – Bauman has bought in Warsaw.

    Melanie (25) is German anarchist. She lives in a neighbouring squat with her Polish boyfriend – Szymon. Their main activity is protesting against gentrification.

    A lonely mother, a retired woman of “loose morals”, a kind-hearted tailor and anti-Semite are just some of the Poles, who Avi tries to throw out of their homes.

    On the other hand Melanie, by creating a garden on the tenement’s roof, succeeds to unite them in their fight against Avi.

    Warsaw, its complicated history, stereotypes and prejudgments are the background for the love affair flourishing unexpectedly between Avi and Melanie.

    However, it is stopped, when Nili, Avi’s girlfriend comes to visit him in Warsaw and presses him to finalize the Bauman’s contract.

    Eventually, when Avi manages to persuade the tenants to move out, he discovers, that Bauman bought the building under false claims. Avi is the only one, who knows, that its true heir is the anti-Semite, unaware of his Jewish origin.

    Now Avi starts his own battle for the tenement house to regain Melanie’s love.


    Małgorzata Piłacińska

    Her script REJS DO RZESZOWA was awarded the first prize for the best short film script in the competition organized by BAHAMA FILMS in 2010.Graduated from the University of Warsaw with the master’s degree in Journalism.

    From 1997 to 2002 she worked for PANI magazine. She was the author of numerous interviews and reportages. Being a keen traveler, she wrote, for example, texts about Bolivian women’s lifestyle and Buddhist Thangka school in Nepal. She also had her own series of interviews (ex. with Stanisław Lem) popularizing science and futurology.

    From 2003 to 2004 she worked as a freelancer for some magazines and newspapers (PRZEKRÓJ, ZWIERCIADŁO, FOCUS).

    In 2005 she suspended her journalism activity to set up her own business – one of the first hostels in Warsaw.

    In 2010 she returned to writing as a scriptwriter.

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