Jakub Radej / 25’ / 2017 / Polonia

Direction: Jakub Radej
Production: Krzysztof Kieslowski Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia
Script: Jakub Radej
Editing: Jakub Radej
Photography: Józefina Gocman

Dust is a study of the way that every human body must go through from the moment of death to the funeral. In Jakub Radej’s film, the consecutive stages of the way (mortuary, morgue, cemetery) are juxtaposed with a bureaucratic approach to the property of the deceased. A detached account of the fate of material objects that belonged to the deceased is presented in an open form, which may also include a question about the meaning of life and a reflection on the loneliness of people who have no one to bid them farewell.

JAKUB RADEJ was born in 1991 in Cieszyn, and lives in Warsaw. He’s a graduate of the Film Kindergarten in the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. Currently he studies culture at Radio and Television Department of the Silesian University. An aficionado of works by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Kim Ki-duk.