Two women locked in an old, decaying palace spend each day in idle silence. Simple activities, listening, and weariness seem to be a way to soothe an unknown, inner tremor. Accustomed to the constant feeling of anxiety, they wander along the decorated corridors, immersed in complete quiet, blurring the memory of why they ended up there. All they know for sure is that they cannot, under any circumstances, leave the crumbling walls. Who put them there? Is there really a deadly threat outside? What is the strange, eerie absence felt at every step? Where are all the other women with whom the heroines once shared the palace interiors?

Director’s Vision for ‘Blur’

Blur is a short film about a world where silence and absence are the only things left for the protagonists. We look at a shifted reality which, like the palace itself, is a decaying relic. Memory of trauma and inflicted harm is blurred, mixed with dreams and distorted imaginations. For our heroines, the time before imprisonment is only a distant, hazy memory. Treating Mateusz Pałka’s music as a starting point, we were looking for an impressionable story where the catastrophe has already happened, and we are only looking at a fragment of the world redefined by it.

The story told in “Blur” consists of two elements – image and text.

The text was written with voiceover in mind, but we quickly realized that it was not worth disturbing the silence prevailing in the film, which for us on many levels is one of the most important and meaningful elements of the narrative.

Nevertheless, the text extends the meanings and gives context to the images, which is why we decided to approach this puzzle creatively and create materials accompanying the film, which constitute a set of connected vessels that make up the reception of the narrative.