The Polish short film “The Dress” is a story about a young motel worker on the Polish border who desires love, intimacy and a relationship. The protagonist of Julia, played by Anna Dzieduszycka, has trouble finding a man due to her very short height and often faces rejection.
“Like a mantra, together with Konrad Bloch, we told ourselves that we were not making a film about a short person but a story about a woman who has desires and dreams just like anyone else. We wanted to visually create such a world thanks to which the viewer would forget about the protagonist’s physical otherness,” 29-year-old director Tadeusz Łysiak, a student at the Warsaw Film School, explained.
The director’s father, Tomasz Łysiak, was overjoyed by the news of the Oscar nomination of his son’s film.
“The most beautiful moment in my life. Tadek! Keep it up! Let this dream to continue! God! Tadek with a nomination! I am SO HAPPY! So much! WELL DONE, LITTLE SON! Dear God – THANK YOU!”
The winners of the 94th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will be revealed on March 27 during the official gala in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
“The Dress” will fight for an Oscar with other nominees such as “Ala Kachuu Take And Run” by Marii Brendle, “On My Mind” by Martin Strange-Hansen, “Please Hold” by K.D. Davili and “The Long Goodbye” by Aneila Karii.