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    Summer diaries

    It is sunny and hot summer in Argentina, 1953. Political storms and rushes are frightening the whole country, except one, priviliged bunch of people – Polish immigrants living in Argentina.

    Witold is just in between his forties and fifties, tired of life and diseases, polish writer. He is visiting his friend, Jan Jankowski, in his big country house. Witold is already famous, well know, controversial, but still poor and, first of all, tired. He is looking quiet and peace, which he needs to finish his book.

    But it seems like a hard task this summer. It is school brake for Jan’s daughter, Marisa, who is suddenly fifteen and her two friends – Lena (14) and Andrea (10) are accompanying her at the farm. For all three teenagers, who have nothing to do, an older, eccentric writer is a true attraction, even if they wouldn’t like to admit it at once. Lazy adventures, first love, new friendships, initial booze and very shy, but thrilling erotic discoveries mark that time and make it so unique.

    For Witold, the intense feeling that everything is coming to the end can be sensed at each and every step. Everything is just a reflection of his own feelings which are centred around time, youth, elderliness, evanescence. His relationships with girls, with friends, ex-lovers, the little intrigues and some serious conspiracies seem like pieces of some forgotten stories from the past.

    A series of unexpected events is almost overlooked, but what seemed to be just a minor oddity is turning into disturbing new reality. The illusion is destroyed. Once again we can see that nobody – neither the girls, nor the writers, poets, agronoms and even Witold, can fully free oneself’s from masks, costumes and situations, in which they are captured by social frames.

    Poland

    Irek Grzyb

    Studied at Kiev Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Movie & TV- faculty of theatre critic and at Kiev Taras Shevchenko National University – faculty of International journalism.

    She is a founder and for some time was an editor in chief and main author of Ukrainian magazine about theatre in Internet TEATRE.

    Her numerous shorts have been screened in countries across the world i.e. USA, India, Spain, France, Greece, Uzbekistan, Germany, Armenia etc. and awarded with numerous awards.

    Curator and cofounder of contemporary drama festival in Kiev WEEK OF NEW DRAMA (2011-2013)

    WHEN THE TREES ARE FALLING was awarded the Best Project of the OIFF 2014 Pitching contest for feature film project.

    Udayan Prasad

    “ScripTeast is the programme all the advisors wish they could have attended at the start of their careers. It would have saved all that stumbling around in the dark looking for the key that stimulates the imagination so much more effectively.”

    BAFTA nominated, director of “My Son the Fanatic”, “The Yellow Hankerchief” and ”Opa!”, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, UK

    Tom Abrams

    “ScripTeast’s top-notch team of professional advisors, each year’s talented group of participants, and venues in Poland, Germany and France continue to make it the very best development workshop in the world today.”

    ScripTeast Head of Studies, Associate Professor – Screenwriting and Production at School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter and director, author of the script for the Oscar-nominated film “Shoeshine”, USA

    Scott Alexander

    “ScripTeast is a fascinating mix of cultures, political ideas, and voices. I learned a lot, and I think the participants learned a lot more. If only they served vodka!”

    Golden Globe awarded author of “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Ed Wood” with two Oscars, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, USA