The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor First Look 2023, the Museum of the Moving Image’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema. Join us for the North American premieres of the 2023 short, Ashes by Name Is Man, and the 2020 short, Earth in the Mouth, both directed by Ewelina Rosińska.
Ashes by Name Is Man
Dir. Ewelina Rosińska. Germany/Poland. 2023, 20 mins. No dialogue. 16mm-to-DCP.
Rosińska: “The film shifts between a portrait of my 80-year-old grandparents and my view on the elements and imagery of the national Catholic narrative in the Polish landscape. The title is borrowed from a church notice board in Nowa Grobla, in Roztocze. At the center of my explorations is the rage of the hills of Roztocze, while Krakow and Lviv form the boundaries of the area in which I was shooting. The film deals with the meaning of the Polish und Ukrainian landscape in physical, cultural, and historical terms. It is my personal approach to the experience of growing up in Poland, where the war and postwar history is constantly present and the process of forming a national identity has never lost its meaning.” North American premiere
Earth in the Mouth
Ewelina Rosińska. Germany/Poland. 2020, 20 mins. 16mm-to-DCP.
Rosińska: “Like a photo book the film creates new images and relationships between the shots, it resembles a journey of impressions where the outlines of the world undulate. Between faith, anarchism, and tourism, in Poland or Germany, between simple gestures and everyday life in Portugal, Brazil, and Greece. Portrait of life between different countries, among friends and family.” North American premiere
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Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.