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Urszula Nawrot ‘UMBRA’

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

Director Biography

Producer, director, dancer, actress photographer. Graduated from Warsaw Film School. Since her early childhood Urszula Nawrot is associated with dancing and fascinated by the visual arts. After 15 years of dance and receiving a master class in ballroom dancing, she went to the side of the theater, in parallel she took and completed a master courses at the faculty of international relations. In 2010 she received a diploma in acting after passing the extramural exam of ZASP (the Polish Federation of Stage Artists). After several years working on stage and in films, she returned to fine art – mostly photography. Her photos, they are prizes in competitions, been published and exhibited (in particular, "Photography Monthly", Vision Center in cork). Meeting with Professor Leszek Madzik, theatre and photography became a turning point in her artistic interests. As a result, she decided on the implementation of auteur cinema thus expressing her admiration for fine arts. As a cinema creator she uses her experience of the photographer, and as a dancer, choreographer and actress as well as skills learned in Warsaw Film School. In directorial debut she focuses on a women, their sensitivity, experiences, searches. In her narration she relies on the values as a symbolism of the image, telling in nonverbal way, about a very specific problem. The idea of the created image is to be organic and intuitive rather than rational. In 2014 she founded the company production COPALFILM, to implement their projects.

FILMOGRAPHY
2015 UMBRA / Eclipse of the moon, dir. Urszula Nawrot, Produced by Copalfilm, TVP2, Magic Production.
2010 TOP GIRLS, dir. Urszula Nawrot, Produced by Urszula Nawrot.
2010 SZALEŃSTWO / MADNESS, dir. Urszula Nawrot, Produced by Urszula Nawrot.
2007 ODDAJ MI, CO MOJE / GIVE ME BACK WHAT’S MINE, dir. Urszula Nawrot, Produced by Urszula Nawrot,

Director Statement

”Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”. (Scott Adams)
This does not mean go on improvisation, without a prior long period of preparations, but the conscious acceptance of the risk in choices of artistic solutions

Urszula Nawrot 'UMBRA'Poland 2015 30'00"

Experimental, Feature, Short· Country of Filming: Poland · Film Language: Other · Shooting Format: RED · Aspect Ratio: 1:1,85 · Film Color: Color