The screen adaptation of Trash Story is a horror film about a haunted house in which the demons of history torture the current residents. In a small town in the Regained Territories (land taken from Germany and given to Poland after World War II) there stands an old house, previously inhabited by Germans. In it there meet the Mother, the Widow, the Son – and the ghost of a little German girl who lived in the house with her family, and who died along with them near the end of the war. Their meeting is a story made up of individual fates, letters, testimonies. The Son, a conscientious objector, comes to visit his mother and his sister-in-law, the Widow. His older brother, a professional soldier fighting with the Polish mission in Afghanistan, died several years ago in unclear circumstances. Despite the tragedy, the family celebrates his birthday every year. But it’s not an ordinary birthday celebration; it’s more of a séance meant to call up the spirit of the dead man, whose death remains a mystery. Until now. The tragic history of the people who lived in the house during the war is overlaid by the tragedy of those who live there today.
CAST: Aleksandra Justa, Iza Kuna, Eryk Kulm, Piotr Ligienza, Marta Subda, Kamila Worobiej, with special appearance by Piotr Fronczewski.
DIRECTOR: Marta Miłoszewska DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jolanta Dylewska P.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGN AND COSTUMES: Ewa Kochańska EDITING: Wojciech Łebkowski MUSIC: Bartosz Chajdecki SOUND: Tomasz Wieczorek PRODUCTION MANAGER: Paweł Mantorski
PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko
PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus
Running time: 56”
Year of production: 2014