Urszula Antoniak – filmmaker – Nude Area
FRED’s Matt Micucci meets filmmaker Urszula Antoniak, whose film “Nude Area” screened at the 22nd Febiofest – Prague International Film Festival.
Urszula Antoniak talks with us about the initial inspiration for the film – which came from an image, the challenges of making a film about fifteen year old girls and their erotic awakening and also runs through some brave choices she made in making Nude Area, such as the lack of dialogue and the element of playing with what’s real and what’s not.
Plot: Expectation, fulfilment, and disappointment are fragments of love, which establish the basic story line. This radical film essay offers a complex view of female desire and a detailed survey of the intimacy of two teenage girls who are divided by their background as well as social class. Yet, within the bounds of the women’s sauna, where their mutual desire grows stronger, the girls are equal.
The budding relationship is introduced without words, which are substituted for by communication through gestures and looks. The absence of dialogue makes the film universal, just like the desires of men and women. The hypnotic portrait of female attractiveness and sensual seduction is electrifying and visually refined, just as in the director’s previous film, Code Blue (2011).