Attachments, an experimental medium-length film project, brings together several pieces of research carried out through my last years of studies, and talks about stories inherited in an unconscious way. Its main focus is on the feeling of loneliness that many women have experienced.
The project is strongly marked by the geographical context of a rural area, close to nature, located close to the border between Poland and Belarus. This kind of surrounding underlines the main character's feeling of isolation from the outside world. The film is partially inspired by the story of my grandmother, whom I never knew, who comes from this region. Having cut ties with her family in eastern Poland, she crosses the whole country (the travel time is comparable to that of a train journey between Warsaw and Paris today) to study and get her education there. On her way to the West, she makes a symbolic journey which, in my opinion, signifies a very lonely confrontation of a young woman with the demands and challenges of the adult society.
In my film I also wish to talk about the effects of past traumatic experiences on the present. I raise the question of the transformative role of collective experiences in an individual’s life and I try to convey it through today's cinema.
I plan to shoot mostly on digital with some analog elements. The images would have a contemplative quality, with a particular attention to gesture and light. The scouting photos have been taken in Podlachia, Poland, where I am going to return to make the film.