Here to discuss her latest film Splendid Isolation (2022) and the poetry of cinema, Urszula Antoniak candidly shares why this is a film to be experienced. A 73-minute allegory that invites us all to reflect on our collective confrontation with death in recent years. Find out why Urszula sees this as an uplifting story of our own mortality
Urszula Antoniak (1968, Poland) is a Polish/Dutch screenwriter and director. She graduated from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice and the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. Antoniak’s debut film Nothing Personal won six awards at the 2009 Locarno FF. Code Blue, her second film, was selected for the 2011 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. In 2014 she made the experimental film Nude Area. Her next film, Beyond Words premiered at the 2017 Toronto FF and was selected for competition of San Sebastian Film Festival. Antoniak’s next feature, Splendid Isolation received its world premiere at IFFR 2022 as part of the Big Screen Competition.
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With Joanna Hogg’s sequel to her highly autobiographical film The Souvenir (2019), we take a look at one of its stars – Tilda Swinton. There has always been a certain indefinable quality to her iconic acting, refusing to ever be type-casted to a particular role. Tilda has continued to evolve with her incredible range of performances, becoming the muse for many auteurs. What makes her otherworldly, androgynous presence so unique and how does it relate to the roles she picks? Listen to our personal standout moments of a truly great idiosyncratic chameleon.
- Splendid Isolation (Urszula Antoniak, 2022)
- Code Blue (Urszula Antoniak, 2011)
- Meshes in the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943)