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ELA - SKETCHES ON A DEPARTURE (ELA - SKIZZEN ZUM ABSCHIED)

ELA - SKETCHES ON A DEPARTURE
© Marco Müller/Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Ela wants to escape the tristesse of her daily life and move West, into a better life. The story of separation as a new beginning.


Oliver Adam Kusio was born in 1988 and studied Art History, Visual Studies and Philosophy in Frankfurt and Berlin. During internships in theater and film, he began writing and directing his own films. Since 2011 he has been collaborating with Rosa von Praunheim and is currently studying Film Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His films include: EIN HARTES LEBEN (doc short, 2012) and PRAUNHEIM MEMORIES (doc, 2014), both in co-direction with Rosa von Praunheim, as well as ANDY'S MY FRIEND (short, 2017) and ELA - SKETCHES ON A DEPARTURE (short, 2017).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Melodrama
Category Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Oliver Adam Kusio
Screenplay Oliver Adam Kusio
Cinematography Marco Müller
Cast Karolina Romuk-Wodoracka, Bartosz Sak, Karolina Porcari, Mikolaj Trzybinski, Björn Heienbrock
Producer Simon B. Stein
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 25 min
Format DCP, cs
Original Version
 Polish
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Dresden 2017, Cannes 2017 (Semaine de la Critique), ZINEBI Bilbao 2017, Crossing Europe Linz 2018
Awards Golden Horseman Best National Short 2017 Dresden 2017

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