Sisters

Poland, 2017, 20 min.

Producer

Michał Hytroś

Scenario

Array

Rights

Krakow Film Foundation

Operator

Janusz Szymański

Production

Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź

Behind the mighty eighteenth-century wall of the oldest enclosed convent in Poland – Benedictine convent in Staniatki, near Krakow – the life of twelve nuns in their 70s goes on. Despite their age and the world of rapid change, they try to comply with the rule set over ten centuries ago "ORA et LABORA" each day. Our protagonists – nuns Anuncjata and Benedykta (40 years in convent) – introduce us to the world behind the wall telling us about their lives and decisions in a specific way. They show us the world of convent in true colours, without stereotypes, often touching and amusing at the same time. This is the film about silence said aloud.

HONORS
2018 GoShort (Netherlands)
Krakow IFF (Poland)
Herceg Novi IFF (Montenegro)
Message to Man IFF (Russia)
2019 Budapest IDF (Hungary)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Michał Hytroś - 1

Michał Hytroś

Born in 1994 in Krakow. He studies directing at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź and acting at The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw.

Selected filmography

2017 Sisters