Archive of films Tenants / Lokatorki
2015, 30 min
Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Thirtysomething Justine buys an apartment at auction but she is thwarted from moving in by the previous tenant, who has no interest in giving up her abode so easily. Tenants presents a sometimes frosty contemplation of the line between the right to exist and common compassion, which can be just as fragile as the glass doors separating the entryway from the rest of the apartment.
Thirtysomething Justine tries to open the door of the apartment she just bought at auction and that should have been vacated long ago. But the key doesn’t fit the lock, and what’s even stranger is that when she tries to get in, the previous tenant – who has decided not to give up her abode – accuses her of breaking and entering. Stellar performances by the two lead actresses highlight the director’s sometimes chilly contemplation of the line between the right to exist and common human compassion, which can be just as fragile as the glass doors separating the entryway from the rest of the apartment.
About the director
Klara Kochańska (b. 1984) is in her fifth year at the National Film School in Łódź, Poland. Her short films have been awarded at many festivals and have been presented on Polish TV. Her graduation effort Tenants took the Short Grand Prix at the 31st Warsaw IFF and the prize for Best Foreign Film at the 13th festival of student films in Hong Kong. At present she is in preproduction on her feature debut Cold Water.
About the film
|Section:||Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow|
|Screenplay:||Klara Kochańska, Kasper Bajon|
|Dir. of Photography:||Zuzanna Kernbach (Pyda)|
|Art Director:||Anna Marzęda|
|Production:||The Polish National Film Television and Theatre School|
|Cast:||Julia Kijowska, Beata Fudalej,Diana Zamojska, Sławomir Orzechowski, Paweł Królikowski, Joanna Drozda|
|Sales:||Indeks Film Studio|
|Contact:||Polish Film Institute|
Director of Photography