Two Worlds

Maciej Adamek
  • Poland
  • 2016
  • 51min
  • DCP
  • Color
Non-CompetitionDocs Family

Trailer

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 23일 20:00-20:51 상영코드 222 메가박스 백석 Open M관 G
  • 09월 24일 11:00-11:51 상영코드 334 메가박스 파주출판도시 3관 G
  • 09월 24일 14:00-14:51 상영코드 343 연천수레울 아트홀 G
  • 09월 26일 19:00-19:51 상영코드 534 연천수레울 아트홀 G 연천야외특별상영
  • 09월 28일 13:00-13:51 상영코드 702 메가박스 백석 2관 G
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle
ND No Dialogue

Synopsis

A 12-year-old Laura is the only contact her deaf parents have with the outside world. She accompanies them with most daily tasks such as paying the bills, going to different offices and even taking part in parents meetings at school. Laura becomes their voice in the outside world which is not always an easy task for such a young girl, nevertheless, she seems to be more mature than other teenagers at her age.

Director

  • Maciej Adamek
    Together (2014)
    The Photograph (2012)
    Kids play (2010)
    Factory (2006)
    On the road (2005)

Review

The film tells a story about the present life of Laura, a twelve- year-old CODA: Children of Deaf Adults.
Laura, a hearing person who was born to the hearing-impaired parents, experiences two worlds across both the non-hearing culture that her parents belong to and the majority hearing culture of the world. Her parents, communicating by using the hand gestures and facial expressions instead of the mouth, want to be with her together as they have ever been until now. But they, hearing-impaired parents, could not easily figure out their daughter that is confused about her identity as a CODA with the onset of puberty. She cannot pour out her troubles to her friends, hearing people. The camera records the moments when she faced them in silence.
She interprets expertly living every day with her parents or apart from them, but she has more questions in such a daily life. The feelings, registered on Laura's face while she goes between spoken language and sign language, embody the messages of the film.
We could encounter the stories of CODA across many nationalities, languages and cultures. Their stories take on similar aspects respectively. The experience that they live across two worlds could easily be explained in neither spoken languages nor sign language. To accept two worlds fully and to introduce them to hearing people or sometimes the non-hearing, it is a difficult thing but also a beautiful, brilliant thing. The film invites us to take a contemplative view on their lives with the images in home video showing the childhood of Laura, a Polish CODA, and the tranquil landscapes. [Leegil bo-ra]

Credits

  • Director  Maciej Adamek
  • Producer  Jacek Kucharski
  • Cinematographer  Mateusz Skalski
  • Editor  Sławomir Goździk
  • Sound  Przemysław Jaworski

Distribution / World Sales

  • Contribution & World Sales  TVP
  • Phone  48 22 547 76 50
  • E-mail  karolina.socha-kalinowska@tvp.pl
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