The Elf’s Tower

Country
Poland, Ukraine
Duration
112’
Director
Polina Kelm
Stage of Production
rought cut
Planned Premiere
November 2020

Those who happen to get into a mental health institution strive to leave it as soon as possible. Having come here, Serhiy doesn’t just stay there; he starts his own theatre. This is a theatre where patients act on the stage alongside amateur teens and even his own children. They all work together at staging a play written by one of the patients, called The Elf's Tower. Serhiy is an elf from a metaphorical tale; when he entered the hospital, he saw not just patients, not mentally challenged people, but unique, special people. He rips them out of the cage of prejudice. But is it easy to be an elf in real life?

CREW
Director: Polina Kelm
Producer: Gennady Kofman, Miroslaw Dembinski, Olga Beskhmelnitsyna
Director
Polina Kelm

Polina Kelm, film director. She graduated from the I.K. Karpenko-Kary National Theatre, Cinema and TV University in Kyiv as a film director in 2010. She acted in the film by AlexandrBalagura Lifespan Of The Object In Frame (special mention at the FIDMarseille) in 2012.

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