Rust (Rdza)

Nominated for

Best Debuts

Directed by

Rafal Malecki

30' • Poland • 2020

An intimate portrayal of an artist-welder. Mariola roams post-industrial areas with her faithful dog in search of scrap metal, which she uses in her artwork. During the welding process she creates terrifying sculptures of animals, androids and children affected by war. She fulfils her obsessive need to create art in spite of her painful hand condition. When the air quality in the city exceeds acceptable limits she, together with her family, travels to an uninhabited island, to wait out the difficult time in close contact with nature.