Best Student Documentary
20' • United Kingdom • 2020
Susurrus is a metaphysical journey through the Eastern European border seen through the eyes of three women. Kasia seeks healing after a car accident. Weronika, observator and director tries to find her lost spirituality. Immersed in the unknown world of Podlasie’s rituals, they get to Hanna, an 80 year old folk healer, called by locals the Whisperer. Working with human fears and hopes, Hanna oscillates on the border of two spiritualities, combining the forgotten elements of faith. The ancient forests, pagan sculptures and resonating sounds of forgotten villages reflect a vanishing world of deeply rooted beliefs. Will the meeting of the three women be what they had expected?