The Easter Crumble, a short film directed by Julia Kolberger won Cinema Without Borders’ Bridgin The Borders Award for the Best Short Film at 2013 Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles. Cinema Without Borders jury members all agreed on the winning film: For its dramatic and expressive command of its ensemble cast, and of the film narrative, in chronicling the painful and progressive combustion of love, secrets and lies during a family reunion, and for also bringing humor and understanding to some of the more grotesque corners of our human nature.
The Honorably mention for this award went to THE 128th RAT directed by Jakub Paczek for its clever dark humor.
Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award for the best short film had nine nominees: The 128th Rat, The Big Leap, The Easter Crumble , A Memory of Last Summer, The Mother, Storm, Them, Twist & Blood and Volcano. Cinema Without Borders jurey members:Jury: Rachel O’Meara, Gabriel Ryder, James Ulmer and Bijan Tehrani.
The Easter Crumble
In The Easter Crumble, Urszula is preparing a traditional Easter breakfast to welcome her daughter and her new fiancé. Arrival of the couple comes with a big surprise to Urszula. Easter breakfast turns into supper, while Urszula goes through the worst day of her life.
Director: JULIA KOLBERGER
Screenplay: JULIA KOLBERGER
Cinematography: JAKUB GIZA
Art Director: JULIA JUNOSZA-SZANIAWSKA
Music: RADEK LUKASIEWIC
Producer: PIOTR WOZNIAK-STARAK, KRZYSZTOF RAK
Urszula: KINGA PREIS
Marek, Urszula’s Husband: ROMAN GANCARCZYK
Stefan, Urszula’s Former Husband: PAWEL KROLIKOWSKI
Stefan’s New Wife: ALEKSNADRA DOMANSKA
Ada, Urszula’s and Stefan’s Daughter: MARTA JURAS
James, Ada’s Fiancé: RICHARD BERKELEY
The 128th Rat
A black-humored comedy about staying away from the rat race, and about a wry realization that only idiots are capable of true happiness. Pawel Burak, a much frustrated theology student, declares war on oppressive reality.
Director: JAKUB PACZEK
Screenplay: JAKUB PACZEK
Cinematography: JACEK KEDZIERSKI
Art Director: ALICJA KAZIMIERCZAK
Producer: MALGORZATA KOZIOL
Pawel Burak: BARTLOMIEJ FIRLET
Asia: DIANA ZAMOJSKA
Burak’s Mother: ANNA RADWAN
Burak’s Father: JANUSZ CHABIOR
Priest Professor: ANDRZEJ MASTALERZ
Czarnuch: PIOTR FRANASOWICZ