9:38, 16mm b+w, 2020
narrative short film
Written & Directed by Suzanne Friesen
"tu" translates to "here", in the Polish language.
In the shape of a visual poem tu narratively explores a meditative respite from the human condition, and formally investigates the relationship between viewer and medium via temporal stasis and "play back".
Here we are, in a film where memories, identity, and inter-generational trauma and diaspora become merged and confused. Several voices culminate in unrest, but in parallel, one unshakeable and foundational truth remains: “I am here.”
Vancouver International Film Festival (2020) - World Premiere
Austin Arthouse Film Festival (2020)
Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (2021) - European Premiere
Beirut International Women Film Festival (2021)
Philosophical Film Festival (2021)
On Art - Poland (2021)
Dreamers of Dreams Film Festival (2021) - Winner 'Best Poetry Short'
Torino Underground CineFest (2022)
StorytelLA Festival (2022) - Winner 'Best Film'