I'm Here

Poland / 2020 / animated / 15' / National Competition

"I’m here!", the protagonist would like to cry out, but she not even able to ask for a glass of water. She cannot get up either because the disease confined her to bed and made her dependent on others. Nevertheless, she can hear very well what her family members say about her condition. The everyday life of an older woman is documented by an immobile camera focused directly on her face. The other characters: her husband, daughter, grandchildren, doctor or the priest are just a parade of legs that appear in the frame and comments that can be heard in the background. This piercing story about loneliness in the face of death is presented from the perspective of a dying woman, although she does not utter a word.

directed by
Julia OrlikQ&A guest

Born in 1996. Student of Animation and Special Effects at the Film School in Łódź. Her filmography includes "Banquet" (2016), "My Strange Elder Brother" (2018), "Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur" (2019) and "I’m Here" (2020). She often works with children and youth offering workshops in stop-motion animation and special effects.

cinematography
Julia Orlik
script
Julia Orlik
animated by
Julia Orlik
sound
Bogdan Klat
editing
Aleksandra Rosset
production
Agata Golańska (Polish National Film School in Łódź)
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I'm Here
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