28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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A short film about virus
A short film about virus
A short film about virus
A short film about virus

A short film about virus

director: Jan Pawel Trzaska
original title: Krótki film o wirusie
country: Poland
year: 2022
running time: 14 min.


Picture a Polish village in the middle of nowhere. In it, there are groups of peculiar, old, bearded men who spare no judgment on the world and themselves. While the coronavirus pandemic rages on in the outside world, life on the periphery moves as slowly as ever. The only difference now is that a new topic has been added into the mix of their existential debates.

“And people will drop like flies.”


Warsaw native Jan Paweł Trzaska (* 1983) graduated from Polish film schools in cinematography and directing. He worked as a war reporter in Afghanistan, where as a cameraman he took part in filming the feature-length documentary film Survive Afghanistan (2012). He is also noted for filming several music videos for French and American artists.

more about film

director: Jan Pawel Trzaska
producer: Jan Pawel Trzaska
script: Jan Pawel Trzaska
editing: Janusz Czubak
sound: Piotr Trzaska
Ministerstvo kultury
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Kraj Vysočina
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