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POLISH TITLE: RODZICÓW SIĘ NIE WYBIERA
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Justyna Nowak completed the MA programme in film directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Known for her feature short "Dragonflies" which took part in the competition of the 64th Biennale di Venezia, where it was nominated for the Prix UIP of the European Film Academy. "Dragonflies" took part in important competitions at international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Cork, Leeds, Encounters. The film won prizes for Best European Short and Best Cinematography at Raindance Film Festival in London. Her films are mainly comedy-dramas with elements of absurdity and surrealism, inspired by the French and Czech New Wave. They often portray a strong female character and dive into the social themes of women's issues.
Her last work - "Beauty" was a postfeminist, experimental film with elements of theatre. She also pursues her passion for screenwriting for animated films which include "The Rabbit's Case" and "The Mystery of the Malakka Mountain" which got Grand Prix and Best Screenplay at Brno16 Film Festival. An alumna of Berlinale Talents.