Susurrus

Nominated for Best Student Documentary

Information

20' • United Kingdom • 2020

Polish

Director: Weronika Frycz

Producer: Grzegorz Zemełka

Writer: Weronika Frycz

Cast: Katarzyna Bińko

Cinematographer: Maciej Król
Music: Oliver Harris
Sound: Tomasz Malinowski

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?

Director's Bio: Graduate of Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing at the University of Edinburgh, College of Art. As a director, I am deeply intrigued by metaphysical issues, always looking for unsettling stories from forgotten corners of the world. Having spent most of my adult life abroad, I find myself specifically drawn to untold stories of Eastern Europe region. I believe I bring an outsider's perspective and the heart of the insider.