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My Australia (Moja Australia)

written & directed by Ami Drozd director of photography Adam Sikora production design by Kasia Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński, Tomer Oshrat costume design by Magdalena Biedrzycka, Yam Brusilovsky edited by Ami Drozd, Haim Tabakman sound by Krzysztof Jastrząb, Oleg Keizerman production managers Zofia Wieczorek, Michael Rozenbaum cast Aleksandra Popławska (Halina), Łukasz Sikora (Andrzej), Jakub Wroblewski (Tadek), Marcin Tyrol (Policeman), Igor Obłoza (Staszek) produced by Transfax Film Production; Apple Film Production, Bagatela 10/12, 00-585 Warsaw, phone 48 22 851 84 40-43, fax +48 22 851 84 44, e-mail applefilm@applefilm.pl www.applefilm.pl producers Marek Rozenbaum (Transfax Film Production), Dariusz Jabłoński, Violetta Kamińska, Izabela Wojcik (Apple Film Production) co-financed by The Polish Film Institute produced with the support of Cinema Project, a join project of The Rabinovich Foundation For The Arts & The Recanati Foundation distribution & world sales open

35 mm, colour, Dolby SR, 90min.

POLAND / ISRAEL 2010

 

Poland, soon after the Second World War. Brothers Tadek and Andrzej are being raised without a father. Their mother, busy supporting her family, does not notice when her sons join an anti-Jewish group. She realizes what’s happening when one of her boys get injured in a fight. She then decides to move her family to... Australia. After they depart, it is revealed that their new home will in fact be in Israel.

 

Ami Drozd

 Born in 1953 in Poland. Emigrated to Israel in 1964. Graduated from Saddle Back College in Los Angeles. Worked as director and editor for the Israel Television Network from 1980 to 1995. Wrote and directed over 30 documentary films and television programmes. His films were shown in Israel and abroad (on BBC, ABC, Sky and Channel 4). Worked as assistant director on Andrzej Wajda’s Korczak. The autobiographical My Australia is his full-length feature debut.