ONDINE (pl. ONDYNA) (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.
Cezary (22) is obsessed with the myth of Ondine. He still lives with his mother (50) and he is 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 (Nasza Klątwa) from 2013.
Directed by Tomasz Śliwiński
Written by Tomasz Śliwiński & Magda Hueckel
Cinematography: Bartosz Świniarski
Production design: Magda Hueckel
Set design: de Montage (Magda Hueckel & Paweł Jarzębski)
Costumes: Sandra Kowalska
Makeup: Anna Dąbrowska
Sound: Zofia Moruś, Mateusz Adamczyk
Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Magdalena Koleśnik, Judyta Paradzińska
Produced by Polish Filmmakers Association - Munk Studio
Co-produced by Harine Films, TVN Film, Polish CCHS Foundation "Lift the curse", Expresso Post Production and soundmaking
More info on FB page: Ondine
Official website: http://zdejmijklatwe.org/en/movies/ondine/
Poster and photography by Magda Hueckel
Warsaw Film Festival, 17.10.2019, International Short Films Competition section - Jury Special Mention for Actor