O.V in Polish subtitled in Spanish and English
Mika returns to Poland to visit her father, whom she hasn't seen for 20 years since he suffered a brain injury that makes him believe she is still a teenager, and that they still live together. Submerged in a kind of emotional stasis, Mika wanders like a ghost through what is left of her life there, in a country that neither remembers nor forgets its past. Featuring a mise-en-scène where the off-scene is essential, as well as a collage of images from Infrared cameras, home videos and archive material, this highly original debut film guides us through the journey of a woman's reunion with her own emotions and her unresolved grief.
Direction: Ola Jankowska
Script: Ola Jankowska
Cinematography: Małgorzata Szyłak
Editing: Mateusz Romaszkan
Sound: Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak
Production Design: Agata Trojak-Saribas
Cast: Karolina Kominek, Andrzej Poniedzielski, Anna Krotoska, Krzysztof Zarzecki, Piotr Żurawski, Ewa Dałkowska, Maria Reimann, Lena Parol
Production: Łukasz Dzięcioł, Piotr Dzięcioł, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart
Production Company: Opus Film, Kometa Films
Ola Jankowska is a Polish writer and director working in Poland and the UK. She studied Directing at Lodz Film School and the NFTS. She has made close to a dozen fiction and documentary shorts which screened at festivals around the world. In 2021, her short film Windcatchers screened at the National Gallery of Art in Poland. Her first feature documentary I Was Here, co-directed with Nathalie Biancheri, premiered at CPH:DOX in 2019. Anatomia is her first feature fiction, that had its premiere at Venice. For more than 5 years she has also been a screenwriting tutor at the Lodz Film School.