Between Tanzania of the past and Europe in the present women searching for freedom, liberation, and a path to forgiveness.Vera lives a lonely life in Paris. She is a singer of jazz and pop music. She goes back to her lonely house as she does every night, searching for her lover who is on Skype. He sometimes appears and sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes he asks her for sexual services through Skype, she is not comfortable with this kind of relationship but it is only thing that she has so she accepts it.Swollen by her solitude she spends her days unpacking bags, going from different music scenes from one city to another. Vera lives, in a strange building, where people really don’t talk to each others, she occasionally meets her lousy neighbour. She communicates with people only through her singing, and through the physiotherapy, where the therapies is able to touch her body and make her feel some sentiments make her feel that she is alive.One day in her daily life in Paris she receives a courier and a strange message on her phone answering machine, from her aunt in Poland. She learns that her mother just died in Africa whom she hasn’t seen for 30 years. She is forced to go to Poland, to rather mysterious funeral without a body. She meets her blind aunt who guides her into her mothers affairs, which unfolds the story of her childhood and her mother’s and aunt’s trip to Tanzania. The short trip turned into a lifetime adventure and change the course of life of her family and herself.
Instead of returning to Paris, Vera travels to Africa, where she meets someone she was waiting for 30 years…
Painter, visual artist and film director of Polish origin. Lives and works between London and Paris.She moved from the world of visual arts into filmmaking, where she aims to create a very specific connection between art, the world of signs, poetry and moving image.
Through her innovative approach towards filmmaking, she manages to create intimate and tangible insights into life and creation of her characters. She works on the formats 8mm and 16mm, which give her films specific climax and colour of nostalgia.
Her latest film “Themerson and Themerson”, made for ARTE Lucarne, has been celebrated around the world and in 2012 was announced the best documentary about art.
Behind the very strong aesthetics, there is always a purpose of making a particular film. Her documentary work explores the world of so called “different”, and aims to change their fate in the society. In fairytale-like “Artur. Happiness hides behind little things” she gives a rejected homeless genius a chance to live his dream life and go to university. In “Kingdom of Idiots” Wiktoria encourages to see those who we refuse to see as equals, the mentally disabled people, who she portrays through the prism of their art.
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