“Polonez” is the polish equivalent of the senior prom: a repeatedly circular dance-procession of paired up seemingly naïve and inexperienced young men and young women, awkwardly stepping forward, with some sort of hand in hand “cuttlefish” grasp, nodding once to a side and once with frigid reverence to the partner (rigidly of the opposite sex), to forcedly and formally celebrate the end of their studies. A ritual, a rite of passage, that seem to theatrically escort adolescents into their adults realms. Mateusz and Jacub’s Polonez seems to be a second attempt to hit the dance floor, not less awkwardly, but surely with something new to it.
POLONEZ was written, pre-produced, shot and post-produced in the arch of 5 very long days in Poznan as part of the FILM RAVE PROGRAM 2014. Polonez was screened that same last day at Short Waves Film Festival 2014.