28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Handful of Dirt
director: Izabela Zubrycka
original title: Garstka ziemi
running time: 13 min.
synopsisHalina is one of the last singers of mourning songs from Podlasie in eastern Poland. Her son Andrzej works as a gravedigger. For many years, they have accompanied others on their final journey. Death, before which modern society closes its eyes, is for them a natural part of life in which they find security and peace.
“When you’ve dealt with funerals for over ten years, then well, everything happens.”
biographyIzabela Zubrycka (born 1998) is a student of film and television directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz and a graduate of journalism and photography at Warsaw University and the Wajda School. She has made the short films Whispers (2019) and Handful of Dirt.
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