L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Initiation

Quebec Premiere

Initiation

Iwona Pasinska

Poland | 2017 | 18 min
Watch the trailer
Initiation is a hypnotic musical and cinematic experience in which every object has its own unique significance. The sophisticated visual form, saturated with artificial light and night shadows, sits perfectly with the corporeal expression of the dancers from the Polish Dance Theatre. Each of the black and white frames that comprise this short film emerges within a dreamlike story. Beyond the action of the dancers themselves, the viewer’s perception is strongly influenced by the movements of the camera as it cycles repeatedly back to the same positions. Human habitats, toxic relationships, and untamed fears are evoked through the image of the demons our characters battle against; demons that embody the social problems dominating today’s headlines. One of the dancers attempts their own initiation,” or entrance into reality. How will it end?
Overview of some festivals: 

ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival, Canada (2019) Official Selection, 2nd Award: Dance and/​or Music Film
On Art Film Festival, Poland (2019). 1st Award: Video-art
Play Short – International Film Awards, Portugal (2019) Main Competition Award
Movimiento en Movimiento, Mexico (2019) Official Selection, International Award
ARTS TRIANGLE Dance Film Festival, U.S.A (2018) Official Selection, 1st Award
Mexico City Videodance Festival, Mexico (2018) Official Selection, 1st Award
Director Iwona Pasinska
Editing Edyta Pietrowska
Choreography Iwona Pasinska
Cast Marcin Motyl, Emily Wong, Iga Wlodarczyk, Dominik Wiecek, Sandra Szatan, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Adrian Radwanski, Michal Przybyla, Katarzyna Kulminska, Zbigniew Kocieba, Jerzy Kazmierczak, Paulina Jaksim, Julia Halka, Fabian Fejdasz, Marta Da Pinto, Kacper Bozek, Urszula Bernat-Jalocha
Concept Iwona Pasinska
Cinematography Marek Grabowski
Costumes Urszula Szkudlarek, Zofia Grzybowska
Decoration Andrzej Grabowski
Manager Pawel Malicki
Lighting Artur Schubert
Music Jacek Sienkiewicz

Present in these collections

Previous
Next

Production

Iwona Pasinska

Iwona Pasinska

Iwona Pasinska is a theaterologist, a choreographer, movement dramatist, a doctor of humanities. Since 2016, she has been director of the Polish Dance Theatre. A graduate of the Feliks Parnell National Ballet School in ód. For many years, was the first soloist of the Polish Dance Theatre. In 1998, she was awarded the Leon Wójcikowski Medal for the most outstanding dancer of the young generation. She graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan with a degree in Polish philology, major in theatre studies and a PhD in the experience of the body in contemporary theatre from the perspective of dance theatre. As a choreographer or movement dramatist she has cooperated with drama, opera and alternative theatres all over Poland, including Teatr Wielki/​Grand Theatre in Pozna, Teatr Wybrzee in Gdask, Wroclaw Opera, Teatr Ochoty and Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw. She choreographed the Pre-Match Ceremonies” during Euro 2012. As the director of the Polish Dance Theater, she created choreographies for four titles: niwa”/” Harvest”, Wesele. Poprawiny”/” The Wedding. Afterparty”, Polka”/” Pole” and Kurka wodna albo urojenia”/” Water hen or delusions”.Three short dance films, namely Inicjacja”/”Initiation” (2017), Brzemi”/”Burden” (2018), and Toporze” (2019), which she directed, have received numerous awards at international festivals and competitions.
Brzemi? (2018)
Toporze? (2019)
Tamara (2020)

You would like