Stigmatised Protagonist fights through all the faces of his own frustration on the way to become a Pearl.
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|Edmund Krempiński & Jakub Dylewski
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EDGE – the film based on the true story of the main character – Edmund, who deals with various forms of frustration rooted in life as a transgender person in a highly oppressive society. It consists of a series of absurd psychomagical acts leading to the final liberation and allegorical transition into the pearl. In order to create safe space to deal with traumas, Edmund’s family and friends were engaged in this process. The aim was not only to create the right therapeutic conditions for the main actor but also for the viewers dealing with similar issues – both by creating the representation and normalization of transgender bodies and sexuality.
Edmund Krempiński (he/him, 1998) is transgender queer performer, visual artist and actor based in Łódź, Poland. The graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (MA). His praxis consisting mostly of performance and video is based on his own body, which he considers as his primal medium. Inspired by inner life – traumas, fantasies, sexuality and nostalgia, he creates both quirky and serious artworks aesthetically immersed in camp, pornography and pop culture. In April 2023 he became first openly transgender actor employed in polish public theatre (Teatr Nowy in Łódź). Laureate of art critics’ prize on 14. edition of exhibition The Esteemed Graduates of Polish Academies of Fine Arts (Najlepsze Dyplomy 2022).
Jakub Dylewski (he/him, 1994) is the cinematographer and visual artist working mostly on films and gallery installations. He graduated as cinematographer from prestigious Lodz Film School. He’s collaborating with directors and artists from different disciplines creating space for experiments, research beyond genres, vulnerability and healing. His works were presented in Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, MS1 Museum of Art in Łódź and Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw where he was awarded for the best exhibition in Project Room competition in 2019. His recent work, short film EDGE, created with transgender actor and performer Edmund Krempiński was recognised by the polish critics as the most interesting work from emerging polish artists in 2023 (The Esteemed Graduates of Polish Academies of Fine Arts 2023). It was also awarded on Queer Lisboa Film Festival, Short Waves, PFF Vienna, PFF Barcelona and presented worldwide at film festivals.