Their voices (Out of competition)

Poland, 2018, 26’

Director

Eri Mizutani

Scenario

Eri Mizutani

Rights Holder

Krakow Film Foundation

DOP

Alicia Devaux

Production

Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź

In her movie Eri Mizutani invites us to experience mysterious world, carefully hidden from us behind the walls of the polish boarding school. The young students have their own magic world, hardly accessible for the others, the "normal" ones. By a subtle observation and without a spoken word we access their everyday life throughout the year. Getting to know their habits, gestures and facial expressions we access the environment full of acceptance, understanding and airiness - so different from the world outside. Film allows us to share the childrens’ emotions, their visions of the world and eventually, to hear their voices. Eri Mizutani in her movie transgresses hard to cross communication barriers between the worlds of adults and children, deaf and hearing.

HONORS
2018 TRT Documentary Awards IFF (Turkey)
Curtas Vila do Conde IFF (Portugal)
DOK Leipzig IFF (Germany)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Eri Mizutani - 1

Eri Mizutani

Born in 1984 in Kyoto, graduated from TAMA Art University in 2009. During her studies she directed five movies. The first one, KI-KA (2006) got the Special Jury Prize during the 29th Pia Film Festival. Studied at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. In 2013 she directed the documentary ZOSTANIE TYLKO PRAGNIENIE and the short film NIEWIDOMI and in 2014 the documentaries SNI MI SIĘ and CIEMNA PRZESTRZEN.

Selected filmography

2014 SNI MI SIĘ; CIEMNA PRZESTRZEN

2013 ZOSTANIE TYLKO PRAGNIENIE

2006 KI-KA