The Sleeplessness of Jutka

Poland2022animated17'Konkurs polski (2023)

Julia, who is 7, thinks she came to Łódź on holiday only, but in fact she lives with her grandpa and auntie imprisoned in the ghetto. The girl does not understand why she cannot run freely around the city or play with children and has no idea where her parents left. Her grandfather tries to explain the world to her comparing it to the story of Minotaur – Łódź becomes an ancient labyrinth and the Nazis – a monster from the myth. A subtle combination of dramatic World War II events with Greek mythology which depicts the suffering and drama of the time with a large dose of sensitivity.

directed by
Maria Görlich-Opyd, portret reżysera
Maria Görlich-Opyd

Maria Görlich-Opyd was born in 1981 in Cracow, Poland. Graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prof. Jerzy Kucia's Animated Film Studio. Her film debut was the movie "Haiku".

Tessa Moult-Milewska
animated by
Maria Görlich-Opyd, Małgorzata Dróżdż, Paulina Jaklik, Julia Kwatro, Anna Waćkowska, Maryia Yakimovich
Adrian Konarski
Maria Görlich-Opyd
Ewelina Gordziejuk (EGOFILM GROUP)
Kadr z filmu The Sleeplessness of Jutka