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    THE SIBYL

    Eva is a 40 year-old single mother. She falls in love with Voytek, and wants to build real, tangible relationship and home, but her daughter, Marta (12), has different plans: she wants the end of the world. And she believes that to evoke the apocalypse, she and her mum need to go to Jerusalem and meet her father who she has never seen before. Marta’s father, Li’or, lives in Jerusalem and is a famous writer who once described Eva as a contemporary prophetess – The Sibyl. Eva threw his book many years ago into the river. She wanted to cut off the torturing pain of being a muse.
    Eva decides to let Marta meet Li’or out of love for her daughter and parental responsibilities, but gradually she discovers her own inner need to re-open herself for an irrational, poetic experience. Marta meanwhile expects spectacular events but has to take on board she was actually “the mistake” in her parents plans. The end of the world becomes personal, intimate, and marked by the end of love. The truth is too bitter. Eva must save her daughter from disillusioning disappointment. Finally Eva finds a way to turn the “end of the world” into an adventure and shows her daughter how a mistake can be inspiring in life – once she lets in her irrational self, she is able to build her tangible, real home.

    October 23, 2018

    Poland

    Zuzanna Solakiewicz

    Born in 1978. Graduated in Humanities, University of Warsaw. Between 2005 and 2009 lived in Israel and studied film directing at the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School in Jerusalem. Completed an internship at the Lodz Film School. Author of historical and anthropological essays. Her shorts and documentaries are successfully presented at many international film festivals. Participant of workshops such as Berlinale Talent Campus, 2015, New Horizons Studio 2017, + 2017, Script Atelier 2017/18 (with The Sybill film project.

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