Six Weeks (Szesc Tygodni)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Monday, June 20, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 21, 21:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: Poland
Year of Production: 2010
Duration: 18′
Category: Documentary

Director: Marcin Janos Krawczyk
Screenplay: Marcin Janos Krawczyk
Cinematographer: Wojciech Staron
Editor: Agnieszka Glinska
Producer: Malgorzata Staron

Synopsis: Due to different life situations there are mothers who do not want or those who cannot bring up their children. They have the right to give the child away just after delivery. During the first six weeks of the newborn’s life the mother has to make the decision about the definit resignation of her parental rights. She is free in making her decision however the decision she makes cannot be changed afterwards. A biological mother loses any contact with her child. She can only write a final letter to the child. The film shows in a poetical way the first six weeks of the small human being who was given up.
Inhalt: Der polnische Regisseur Marcin Janos Krawczyk zeigt in seiner ergreifenden Dokumentation „Six Weeks“ die ersten Wochen eines Babys, das zur Adoption freigegeben wird. Er vernachlässigt auch nicht den Blick auf die leibliche Mutter und die wahrscheinlich schwerste Entscheidung in ihrem Leben – denn sie hat nur sechs Wochen Zeit, ihre Entscheidung rückgängig zu machen.

Festivals: Dox Box, Syria; Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival, Greece; Curtocurcuito, Spain; Doc a Tunis, Tunisia; Hot Docs, Canada; It’s All True – International Documentary FF, Brasil; Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia; Documentarist, Turkey; Message to Man International FF, Russia; Palm Springs International Short FF, USA; Curt.Doc ISFF, Spain; Lemesos International Documentary Festival, Cyprus; Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal; DokumentArt, Germany; DokuFest, Kosovo; CNEX Documentary Film Festival, Taiwan; 12th Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil; International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana, Russia; Al cine, Spain; REC Film Festival, Mexico; Norwegian documentary film festival Eurodok, Norway
Awards: Best Short Film Award, IDFA 2009, The Netherlands; Silver Eye Award, East Silver, Czech Republic; Best Short Documentary Award, Monterrey Film Festival, Mexico.