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Maria Is Not Alive [PL]

Poster project and visual identification by Anna Haudek. Photo by Łukasz Bąk



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About the poject: Fiction, short, completed


Original Title: Maria nie żyje
English/International Title: Maria Is Not Alive
Genre Drama with elements of magical realism
Director: Martyna Majewska
Writer: Martyna Majewska, based on a short story ‘Back, down, left’ from the “Growing Southern Plants the Michurin Way” novel by Weronika Murek
Cast: Małgorzata Gorol, Igor Kujawski, Małgorzata Witkowska, Małgorzata Foremniak, Paweł “Popek” Mikołajuw, Davina Reeves, Helena Sujecka
Director of Photography: Paweł Chorzępa
Production designer: Joanna Hrisulidu
Editor: Michał Poddębniak
Composer: Dawid Majewski, Ralph Kaminski (vocals)
Producer: Studio Munka, Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich
Executive producer: Centrala Film
Co-producer: Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych, Coloroffon, ASF Studio
Language: Polish
Runtime: 29 minut
Country: Poland
Year: 2020




Maria is dead, but she is alive. She committed suicide but remains in her living body for some days. How did she kill herself? She’s looking for cause, observes the world without her. Preparations for the funeral, autopsy, disinfection in flat in progress. She’s invited to a party for the dead ones. Family is disgust that she’s alive since she died. They think she lived and died badly. Maria wants to interrupt own funeral. Starts to believe that she’s dead, although feels like she’s not.


Festivals and accolades



Krakow Film Festival, National competition
39. MŁODZI I FILM Festival in Koszalin, Debut Short Film Competition
Jantar 2020 for the best short fiction film – Martyna Majewska
Jounralists’ Award for the best short film – Martyna Majewska
45. Polish Film Festival, Short Film Competition




Maria nie żyje | teaser 01 from Centrala Film on Vimeo.