tu


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)

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