European short film ‘The Dress’ shortlisted for a 2022 Academy Award
Beauty should only be in the eye of the beholder. In Tadeusz Lysiak’s short film The Dress, a young woman struggles to find love because of her diminutive size and public mockery.
The short film is praised and screened over 25 film festivals due to its coverage of disability and intimacy around the world.
Here is the official synopsis:
Lust, sexuality, and physicality. These are the deepest desires virgin Julie suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the objective of her fantasies.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patt discussed with the director and writer Tadeusz Lysiak about his short film. We talked about bringing on board the right actress and the meaning behind the dress for the film.
Tadeusz Lysiak is the director of two award-winning short films with Techno and The Dress. The latter won the Best Narrative Short Award at the Atlanta Film Festival and the Best Student Fiction Film at 2021 In The Palace International Short Film Festive—two Oscar-qualifying awards. Also, he was featured in the 2020 Generation NEXT of European Cinema with Eastern Promises at the Karlovy Vary Festival. He was a winner of the Discovering Eye Award, an award given to young talented filmmakers at the Polish Film Festival in Chicago.
Additionally, this short film’s cinematographer, Konrad Bloch received a 2020 Bronze Tadpole at Camerimage 2020 and the Heliograf company Award at the 45th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia for Best Cinematography in the Short Film Competition and was awarded Best Cinematography at the 38th Sulmona Film Festival.
The Dress is shortlisted for the 2022 Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category.
Watch the exclusive interview with Tadeusz Lysiak below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive