At Dawn the Flowers Open the Gates of Paradise

Elżbieta Piekacz short at the London Super Shorts International Film Festival


Thursday 5 December 8.35PM

BFI Stephen Street

21 Stephen Street


London W1T 1LN


The Super Shorts Film Festival London is an annual event highlighting independent short film talents for over a decade.

“At Dawn the Flowers Open the Gates of Paradise” by Elżbieta Piekacz is a short drama film, which tells the story of losing yourself in the feeling of love.

Akiko works in a central London hotel as a housekeeper where she finds refuge in a personal project. She is taking photographs of the hotel guests used bed sheets, which like sculpture printed by peoples sleeping and sleeplessness from the previous night. When she hears that the love of her life - Oskar has married, she builds from her photographs a kind of cocoon; an altar, on which she lies down, holding a ritual to free her spirit from the world which she cannot be reconciled.

With the dawn of the next day, from Akiko’s open window; flies a white butterfly...

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