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Venus of Willendorf

East Coast Premiere

Director: Zuzanna Grajcewicz

Poland, 2020, 23 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2022

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Justyna Wasilewska, Katarzyna Strączek, Sonia Roszczuk, Anna Antoniewicz, Andrzej Klak, Jan Hrynkiewicz, Jacek Piatkowski, Ksenia Tchórzko, Maciej Nowak, Mikolaj Chroboczek

Crew:Writers: Zuzanna Grajcewicz, Ewa Radzewicz. Producer: Agata Golanska. Cinematography: Ewa Radzewicz; Editor: Aleksandra Rosset; Sound: Rafal Nowak; Animation: Karina Paciorkowska, Anna Nowacka


Young and ambitious Kamila lives in the world, where having surplus of weight guarantees success on all fronts of social life. When in short period of time both her employer and her boyfriend discover, that she only pretend to be overweight, she is fired from work and abandoned. She is forced to leave the disguise that makes her look fat and face the hostile reality. In order to put on some flesh, Kamila decides to attend the therapy in Fit&Fat Clinic. Will she manage to go through the therapy, put on weight and adapt herself to the standards?


About the director

Born in 1994 in Szczecin. She has a BA in film studies as well as theatre studies from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and is currently studying film directing at the ?ód? Film School. Her film "Cut-Out" was presented at many Polish and international festivals and received the Zuzanna Jagoda Kolska Award at the 18th Nowe Horyzonty IFF. Winner of Young Poland scholarship funded by the polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.


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