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Project information

Talent Jesse Mazuch
Role of participant Cinematographer
Director Ewa Wikiel
Producer Roxana Richters
Status finished

Production details

Running time 23 min
Genre Coming-of-age
Year of production 2018
Countries of Production Germany , Poland
Production Company

still / picture for Nikotyna
still / picture for Nikotyna
still / picture for Nikotyna


Christmas Eve 1981 with Poland under martial law, 15 year old Marta has to spend Christmas with her family by candle light due to the electricity being cut off. In the sombre atmosphere of the family home altercations come to light. Marta leaves the home after a fight with her father. Family conflict left behind her, she experiences another kind of conflict in the outside world: the sinister and brutal oppression of martial law out on the streets Lodz, an experience which will change her life irreversibly.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Max-Ophüls-Preis 2018