Mika arrives in Poland to pay a hospital visit to her father who is suffering from severe brain injury and memory loss. It's the first time they meet in many years, yet the father thinks they still live together and she's a teenager. For a brief time Mika becomes the father's companion in perplexity -- gently guiding him through the labyrinth of his fading mind. And as she does so, she sets off on a journey through her own life. Merging digital, 35 mm, VHS, infrared and archive footage, the sense of time and space start breaking: the present blends with the long bygone past and places reveal their faraway history and memories. In the meanwhile, the father's condition worsens. And thus life and its end also begin to blur.
CAST & CREW
Lukasz Dzieciol, Piotr Dzieciol, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart
Director of Photography
Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak, Dreamsound
Karolina Kominek, Andrzej Poniedzielski, Anna Krotoska, Krzysztof Zarzecki, Piotr Żurawski, Ewa Dałkowska
Opus Film, Canal+
Polish writer and director working in Poland and the UK. She studied Directing at Lodz Film School and the NFTS. She has made close to a dozen fiction and documentary shorts, which screened at festivals around the world. Most recently, in 2021, her short film Windcatchers screened at the National Gallery of Art in Poland. Her first feature documentary I Was Here, co-directed with Nathalie Biancheri, premiered at CPH:DOX in 2019. Anatomia is her first feature fiction. For more than 5 years Ola Jankowska has also been a screenwriting tutor at the Lodz Film School.
Windcatchers (doc., 2010), Pussycat (short, 2011), Solid Objects (short, 2015), Strawberry Fields (short, 2015), I Was Here (doc., 2019), Anatomia (2021).