Letter from Ewa

The film narrates retrospectively the story of a young Polish woman, who aborted her child a few years ago and continues to suffer from this painful experience. Worse still than the traumatic experience itself is for them the social dealings with this topic, as well as the social pressure. Their childhood and youth were characterized by a Catholic conservative environment, which is still influenced by attempted emancipation. To this day she could hardly confide to a person and had to make her experiences with herself. The film tells her personal story, in which he starts in the present and travels back to her past. In doing so, we want to highlight individual strong and concise memories and experiences, which gradually become like individual puzzle pieces and thus a very intimate picture of our protagonist emerges. We learn of their early fascination for the church image created by the Church, their desire for belonging, and the later rifts that have arisen through double mourning and the resulting attempt to emancipate them. We learn from their naive fear of swimming with boys, getting pregnant, their traumatic experiences in family planning lessons, their painful abortion and their consequences. Through their personal stories, universal themes such as the role of the woman, the social pressure and the influence of the church are addressed.

Running Time
27 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Biography, Documentary
Lin Sternal
Poland, Germany
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Letter from Ewa» (22)

Megan G. avatar
Megan G.

Quite possibly one of my favorite movies in the past decade. I would definitely watch this again.

Lauren Gray avatar
Lauren Gray

this really is the most amazing real movie I have seen this year

Zachary W. avatar
Zachary W.

So well done! Need more movies like this!

Ronald Cooper avatar
Ronald Cooper

This movie was actually quite good. I will watch it again in the near future to admire all the details.

Larry Sanders avatar
Larry Sanders

Such a great story all throughout!

Roy Rivera avatar
Roy Rivera

Really good Short movie with a good cast!

Justin K. avatar
Justin K.

...and it's exactly what I wanted to watch.

Theresa Austin avatar
Theresa Austin

Purchased this for my grandson, as we had so many raving endorsements. This is film earned every one. It's unnecessary to extol every deserving aspect, as you can see by others' review; but suffice to say, we ALL enjoy the movie at least once daily!

George Duncan avatar
George Duncan

Well thought out script. Not sure it is a five but better than a four star.

Nicole avatar

Usually I try to be careful with over hyping a film, or setting the expectations too high, as film geeks all are guilty for, however for Lin Sternal, this really is not possible.