THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE WILD HORSES OVER THE HILL

By Marcin MALASZCZAK

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Second film - Completed 2015

THE DAYS intimately explores female identity and womenhood through the lives of different protagonist, from birth to old age; in a world without borders; in places where time feels at once fleeting and frozen. Is this one person? Are these many different women?

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Second film
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, POLAND, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GERMAN, POLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marcin MALASZCZAK
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcin MALASZCZAK (MENGAMUK FILMS), Laura HEBERTON (Hot Metal Films), Magdalena KAMINSKA (Balabusta)
    • Synopsis
    • The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses OverThe Hills
      is an intimate and raw film about women and female identity. Using both black-and-white and color, this feature, set in Berlin and its environs, and in a small town in Poland takes place in private homes and in public gardens; the worlds seem very tightly con- tained, even in the open outdoor spaces. The perfor- mances are so candid and raw that we are not always sure if this is a narrative or a documentary. Natalie
      – young, childlike, playful, lives in Berlin. During the
      day she works with children. At night she parties with her friends, discussing insecurities, hopes and fears. She lives in a dream-like world. She acts out her roles. Which is the real Natalie? Maria stays at home with her young child, Elise. Her contact with the outside world seems only via her balcony, or her own imagination. Elise is oddly adult both child and parent – profound and poetic, nurturing and encouraging. They care for each other. Latent, darker human instincts are played with and suppressed. Life and death mingle in the home. Stefania, an older woman, lives in Poland. She reminisces with others about forgotten people. They discuss disease, loss and death – the ghost of Tadek, whose body turned black when he ripped his infected bladder, and died. What is the connection between these women? Are they alternate realities of the same life? Are they converging memories of an entire lifetime? Under the winter sky, they wonder what they might become and what might have become of them. Time passes ever slower.
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