Drawn from memory

by Marcin Bortkiewicz

Fiction | Poland | 2011 | HD | 24 min.

italian subtitles by EMM

thursday 11 july
BAONE, Parco delle Ginestre
drawn from memory

Marek lives with his mother and grandmother. He is given a video camera and decides to make a non-fiction film about his Gran. She agrees, but only on condition that he fulfils her dream and lets her play a vampire in a series of home horror movies. As time goes by, Marek notices that she is beginning to make mistakes about the dates and facts of her life story, mixing up what happened and when it happened. She is slowly losing her memory. He realises that he is now making a film that is completely different from the one he set out to make. And thanks entirely to his camera, he discovers something about himself. Something which, in all likelihood, he would really rather not have known.


Marcin Bortkiewicz, film and theatre director, dramatist, screenwriter and actor, was born in Slupsk in 1976. A graduate of the University of Gdansk and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, his theatre work to date has encompassed Theatre Rondo, Slupsk, the Wojciech Boguslawski Theatre in Kalisz, the Witkacy New Theatre in Słupsk and Ecce Homo Theatre in Kielce. His latest premiere, Super Susan, with Ewa Kasprzyk, took place on 12th March 2011 in Warsaw’s Kamienica Theatre. He has collaborated with film producer Darek Ditki and his Biuro Pomyslow production company, the KALEJDOSKOP Film Studio, the Munk Studio, the HARPOON FILMS Studio and Sebastian Petryk of PS FILM. He has written and directed a number of non-fiction shorts, namely Silence, The Rules of the Game, Cat Trail, From the Diary of a Young Filmmaker. His debut short non-fiction film, Early Learning received an Honourable Mention from the jury of the 2009 Krakow Film Festival. He wrote and directed the sixth of the Decalogue 89 cycle, The Lodger .

Marcin Bortkiewicz
Marcin Bortkiewicz
Marcin Bortkiewicz
Malte Rosenfeld
Piotr Mendelowski
Marek Czerniewicz
Polish Filmmakers Association Munk Studio, PS Film
Krakow Film Foundation