Kurzfilmtournee 2017

Ela - Sketches on a Departure

Germany | 2017 | Fiction | Polish | engl. ST | 26 min.
Nomination for Fiction Films from 10 to 30 Minutes
Director, Script: Oliver Adam Kusio
Camera: Marco Müller
Editor: Anna-Lena Laura Engelhardt
Music: Azadieh Zandieh
Cast: Karolina Romuk-Wodoracka, Bartosz Sak, Karolina Porcari, Mikołaj Trzybinski, Björn Heienbrock
Production: Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Ela lives in a small provincial town in Poland. Her daily life is stuck in a routine, balancing work and family. But Ela has a dream: Like many young Polish people, Ela, too wants
to escape the tristesse of the council housing estate and move West, into a better life.


Oliver Adam Kusio

Oliver Adam Kusio (c) Markus Tiarks
Oliver Adam Kusio was born in 1988 in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany. After graduating from both a German and a Polish school, he studied Art History, Visual Studies and Philosophy in Berlin. While doing internships in theatre and film, he began writing and directing his own short films. Since 2011 he has been collaborating with director Rosa von Praunheim. Currently he is studying film directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

2013 A Hard Life