Directed by: Agnieszka Wanicka

Written by: Agnieszka Wanicka

Cast: Cast: Kamila Janik, Dawid Tas Crew: Cinematography: Sebastian Strama Set design: Anna Durczok Sound: Bartek Grzybkowski Editing: Robert Maciejuk Written, directed and produced by Agnieszka Wanicka

“A Ticket to the Cinema” was made as a student film at the Warsaw Film School (Warsaw, Poland). As a film about the fantastic power of cinema, it was inspired by the beautiful, final scene of Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights”. It was realized as an independent production by the artists from Krakow (Poland).

“A Ticket to the Cinema” has already won awards in San Diego (USA) within the Best Short Competition (Award of Merit), in Las Vegas (USA) at the II Polish Short Film Festival, XIV AOF MEGAFEST, Las Vegas 2018 (Best Love Story) and in Manchester (UK) at the KinoFilm International Short Film Festival (Best Newcomer).

Interview:

Agnieszka Wanicka, a director and screenwriter of the film holds a degree in Theatre Studies from the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland). Winner of the first prize in the “Trzy Korony” (2016) screenwriting competition, she is currently working on her graduation film at the Warsaw Film School.
She is the author of several books about 19th-century theatre and she lectures on the history of Polish theatre, the art of acting, and theatre photography.

Review:

‘A Ticket to the Cinema’ is a sweet little film created by Polish director, Agnieszka Wanicka. Reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the film is shot in black and white and has minimal dialogue. It is centered around the budding romance between two cinephiles- an usher at a movie theatre and a customer who frequents the theatre every day. Their romance is rich in stolen glances, a slight touch of the hand and mutual attraction. The innocent romance between the charming Tomek and beautiful Asia portrays everything we love about the genre. Wanicka cites the words of Krzysztof Kieslowski- “You need to really get to know yourself before you start telling stories about the lives of other people” as the motivation for wanting her first film to be about the movies. Inspired by classic cinema such as Giuseppe Tornatore’s ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and Chaplin’s ‘City Lights’, the film is brimmed with pure love for the form. ‘A Ticket to the Cinema’ is sure to convert even the most cynical of us to believe in love for its running time of 8 minutes.