Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2014
Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Run Time: 22 minutes


90-year-old Krystyna, lives in the tiny apartment surrounded by books and writing pads. That’s remarkable in itself since Krystyna is almost blind, but that doesn’t stop this still vital woman from writing passionate and eloquent poetry that celebrates life. She scrawls her poems herself, but this turns out to be an unreliable method because one of her pens doesn’t work, meaning a recent poem is almost illegible. “My poems are vanishing into the void!” she cries out, writing yet another beautiful poem on this very subject. In the meantime, she is preparing for an important journey to a declamation contest where she hopes to share her poems with the audience.

CIFF40 Screenings

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Monday, April 04, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Shorts Program
Shorts Program 06

Zofia Pregowska

Tomasz Stankiewicz

Tomasz Stankiewicz, Zofia Pregowska

Zofia Pregowska

Maciej Slesicki

Principal Cast
Krystyna Lagowska, Zbigniew Misiak

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