WarnerMedia OneFifty wins Oscar-nominated live-action short ‘The Dress’ for HBO Max
WarnerMedia OneFifty has picked up this year’s Oscar-nominated live action shorts from Polish filmmaker Tadeusz Lysiak.
The documentary will be aired exclusively on HBO Max from this month. Lysiak, a short film writer and director, is a student at the Warsaw Film School.
The dress revolves around the small-sized protagonist Julia, who faces social rejection and bullying while looking for love and intimacy while working in a roadside motel. Julia doesn’t want to suppress her lust, sexuality and physical intimacy and her unrealistic ideas start to come true when a handsome truck driver comes into her life. Short is not just a love story, but a universal story of adventure that affects everyone regardless of the obstacles and differences that divide us. The University of Michigan says 40% of women with disabilities are sexually or physically abused throughout their lives, and The Dress provides a platform for women with disabilities who have experienced abuse.
“We forget that we are all made of the same clay and we all need love,” says Lisiak deadline. “The world is full of lonely people who are destined for this loneliness, even if they don’t deserve it. I hope our film catches the attention of the audience to this point and allows us to stop looking at ourselves only in terms of our appearance, shape of our face, height, weight or other physical aspects. “
“I want people to stop using the word ‘otherness’, be more open and take a different approach. It doesn’t matter what they look like. We all have magic,” says actress Anna Dizidzika, who plays Julia. Her awards include the Grand Prix for Best Actress at Flickr’s Rhode Island International Film Festival in the United States.
This is the second Oscar nomination from Warsaw Film School, the maker of The Dress. The short film has been screened in more than 40 film festivals around the world and has won 19 awards. The film won the Atlanta Film Festival and qualified for this year’s Oscars.
The creative team is made up mainly of students and graduates of the Warsaw Film School. These include Liziak, who participated in the school’s prestigious event Future Frames – Generation Next of European Cinema in the Eastern Promises at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and cinematographer Konrad Bloch, who worked as a cameraman in the 45th film The Dress. He won the award for Best Cinematography at the festival.
The short film has been produced by Warsaw Film School co-founder and chancellor, director and screenwriter Macy’s Slesiki. He is the producer of several student films, including Our Curses, which were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) in 2015. The project was co-produced by Dobro, Milo and Glosno, and was co-financed by a Polish film. Institution. Sload Morriset is responsible for international distribution and sales. The dress is the only Academy Award nominated product in Poland.