Miu Miu Women's Tales

#19 Nightwalk

by Małgorzata Szumowska
Italy, Poland, 2020, 9', color, DCP
Screenplay: Małgorzata Szumowska
Michał Englert
Sunday 06 September 2020
17:00 Sala Perla All Accreditations

Michał Englert
Hania Rani

Raffey Cassidy
Filip Rutkowski

Agnieszka Wasiak
executive producer
Max Brun
Hi Production

press office
Chiara Calzavara

It's nighttime in Warsaw, Poland. Two very different homes. In one, a father is slovenly stretched out on a sofa, watching sports, expecting his son to be everything he is. In another apartment, all clean modern, an affluent mother sits to have dinner with her daughter, who isn't like her at all. Simultaneously, both the boy and the girl embark on a night journey of transformation, where they shed their inherited gender layers. The city streets become a catwalk of liberation. When they meet, by chance - face-to-face, body-to-body - they wordlessly mirror each other with comfort and assurance.



2020 Nightwalk [short]
2019 The Other Lamb
2018 Twarz [Mug]
2015 Ciało [Body]
2013 W imię... [In the Name of...]
2011 Elles
2008 33 sceny z życia [33 Scenes from Life]
2007 A czego tu się bać?
[Nothing to be Scared of, doc]
2005 Mój tata Maciek [doc]
2005 Solidarnosc, Solidarnosc... [segment: Father]
2004 Visions of Europe [segment: Crossroad]
2004 Ono [Stranger]
2001 Dokument...? [doc]
2000 Szczęśliwy człowiek [Happy Man]
1999 Siedem lekcji milosci [doc]
1998 Cisza [doc]

The inspiration for Nightwalk is my friend Filip Rutkowski. He's genderqueer, and he expresses himself by wearing women's clothes. In Poland - a conservative, Catholic country - Filip is extremely brave. 

Małgorzata Szumowska (Kraków, 1973), a director, screenwriter and producer, graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź and went on to direct short films and documentaries before making her feature film debut in 2000 with Happy Man. She won the Silver Leopard at Locarno in 2008 for 33 Scenes from Life. Three of her films have won awards at the Berlinale: In the Name of... (Teddy Award in 2013), Body (Silver Bear for Best Director in 2015) and Mug (Grand Jury Prize in 2018). Her most recent film, The Other Lamb, was critically acclaimed at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019.

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