elaszkice na pożegnanie / sketches on a departure

“This is the story of separation as a new beginning. A film about the desire to get away and the duty to remain. With the camera seeking answers just like the protagonists. Tender and haunting, existential in both large and small. It is a profound look into the future of a generation. A moving film full of meaning without being intrusive.” –  Jury statement International Short Film Festival Dresden

„Shot ‚like a jazz piece‘ in the director‘s own words, this intimate gesture, yet universal in scope, bears its author‘s experience in documentary and evokes heroines of the Dardenne brothers and Andrea Arnold. A powerful poem.“ – Carole Milleliri (Semaine de la Critique)


Golden Horseman Short Fiction Film – National Competition

International Short Film Festival FilmFest Dresden

official selection 2017
Semaine de la Critique Cannes


  • length / 25'00
  • year / 2016
  • format / digital, 2K 1:2.39
  • director / oliver adam kusio
  • cast / Karolina Romuk-Wodoracka Bartosz Sak Karolina Porcari Mikolaj Trzybinski Björn Heienbrock
  • crew / [production] Simon B. Stein [cinematographer] Marco Müller [1st assistant camera] Max Engel [gaffer] Jakob Reinhardt [sound recording | sound design] Azadeh Zandieh [production design] Fanny Welz [costum design] Janina Kuhlmann [editor] Anna-Lena Laura Engelhardt [soundtrack] Azadeh Zandieh
  • (c) / Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF 2017