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Scene from JAM SESSION (photo courtesy of HFF Potsdam)

Theresa and Viktor, a middle-aged couple, are living in an apartment above a jazz club. They can't sleep at night because of the music coming from the club. Perhap it is a welcomed distraction from their mundane lives?

Izabela Plucinska was born in 1974. She studied National Film School in Łódź and at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. In 2006, she founded the production company ClayTraces in Berlin. A selection of her films includes: the shorts CASTLING (1998), BACKYARD (1999), TWIN (2000), ON THE OTHER SIDE (2002), JAM SESSION (2005), which screened in the Short Competition at the Berlinale in 2005 and received the Silver Bear for Best Short Film, BREAKFAST (2006), MARATHON (2008), 7 MORE MINUTES (2008), ESTERHAZY (2009), JOSETTE AND HER DADDY (2010), AFTERNOON (2012), DARLING (2013), SEXY LAUNDRY (2015), and PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE (2019).
Genre Animation, Romantic Comedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2005
Director Izabela Plucinska
Screenplay Izabela Plucinska, Justyna Celeda
Cinematography Izabela Plucinska
Dirk Schreier
Animation Izabela Plucinska
Producer Jamila Wenske
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 9 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2005 (In Competition), Annecy 2005, Cracow 2005, Melbourne 2005, Odense 2005, St. Petersburg Message to Man 2005, Bilbao 2005, FIPATEL Biarritz 2006, Thessaloniki 2010, Molodist Kiev 2011
Awards Silver Bear Berlin 2005

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