Umbra

Umbra

  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 30’
  • Genre: ARTISTIC, NARRATIVE FICTION SHORT, EXPERIMENTAL, AUTEUR CINEMA
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2015

An allegorical picture about discovering oneself on a conscious and subconscious level, about reaching out into the deepest, hidden secrets. Through symbols, music, and dance it tells a story of a girl gone missing and later a woman seduced by the evil touch who cannot break free from it and fights her emotions towards her tormentor.

The protagonist, Alice, experiences sexual abuse as a child, which is ignored and negated by those in her surroundings. Silence causes the abuse to be pushed out of her consciousness. The consequences, however, are apparent in her life, which appears to her as a dream in which the boundaries between the real and surreal are elusive. Alice struggles alone with her illusions about the world and herself. To discover the truth, she embarks on a journey inside herself.

  • Awards:
  • 2016 Cannes Art Film Festival – 2nd Prize
  • 2016 New York City International Film Festival – Best International Short Film
  • 2016 West Chester Film Festival – Best Female Director
  • 2016 Women’s Independent Film Festival – Los Angeles – First Place Experimental; Best Cinematography; Best Directing; Best Editing
  • 2017 Action On Film International Film Festival – Polish Short Film Festival – Las Vegas – Golden Sava for Best Direction and Best Film
  • 2017 European Short Film Festival – Berlin – Best Short Film
  • 2018 Art Movie Film Festival – Los Angeles – Best Short Experimental Film
  • 2018 Arte Non Stop Festival – Buenos Aires – Best Medium Lenght Film; Best Female Direction; Best Cinematography; Best Actress; Best Actor

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