Directed by Karolina Bielawska and Julia Ruszkiewicz; Poland, 2009; 52min.
Polish food reception, compliments of S & D Polish Deli and Margaret's Fine Imports, to
follow the screening.
Moderated by Suzanna M. Crage, Professor of Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.
2010 "The Golden Hobby-Horse" for Director of Best Film, Krakow Film Festival, Krakow
2010 Special Jury Award, WorldFest-Houston Independent International Film Festival, Houston
For Ania, Gosia, and Ilona, the thought of moving to the big city of Warsaw means accomplishing the dreams that are unavailable to them in their rural Polish village. Ania hopes to become a hairdresser; Gosia wants to escape the future prospects of her village; and Ilona wants to be able to support herself and her son. All three women are hoping to find that the big city offers the salvation they are looking for, but will the city live up to their expectations? Warsaw Available portrays the importance of finding one’s own definition of home.
is a graduate of film directing at the Radio and Television Department of The University of Silesia in Katowice and the feature film course at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. She has directed internationally-acclaimed short feature films and documentaries. Her film The End of Summer has won the Golden Cat Award for the best film at the International Izmir Short Film Festival in 2007, the Golden Medal of the Union Internationale du Cinema at the World Independent Film Festival UNICA in Tunisia (2008), a Bronze Medal for works by film school students at the 49th International Competitive Festival of Short Fiction Films BRNO SIXTEEN 2008. Warsaw Available, co-directed with Julia Ruszkiewicz, won The Golden Hobby-horse of Best Polish Film at 50th Krakow Film Festival 2010.
is a graduate of screenplay department at Camerimage Film School and Krzysztow Kie?lowski’s department of directing at the University of Silesia in Poland. Her graduation film Wild Duck Season won , among others, Grand Prix at the Lille Short Film Festival in France 2007, Best fiction short movie at International Film Festival “ALCIME” in Aubagne (France) 2007, Best fiction movie at International Student Film Festival “Zlin Dog” in Czech Republic 2007 and Golden Tadpole at Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 2006. In 2007, she was invited to the Polish President Palace as one of most talented young filmmakers. In 2008, she was a member of the jury during International Film Festival Cinema Jove in Spain.