The Private Death of Lizzy Siddal

The film is a beautiful, but also gloomy poem about a legendary beauty Lizzie Siddal, who modelled for John Everett Millais’ painting “Ophelia”. The exceptional looks, turbulent relationship with a painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, great, constantly suffocated by others creative talent and a tragic finale are an essence of a short, multi-colored life of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s muse. Only after her death, she has obtained the proper place in history.

Unrooted in any world Lizzie, showed by the director as almost completely silent, fills out the picture physically – as a protagonist depicted naturally by Caroline Lopatynsky, but also through her poetry – in the form of the off-camera narration – which accompanies very expressive, colorful and unsettling images created in front of our eyes.

Vancouver Independent Film Festival 2021 – Best Female Directing in Feature Film

directed/written:


Malga Kubiak

cast:


Caroline Lopatynsky, Miro Kaminsky, Billy Morgan, Rafaello Domagala, Dominika Biernat, Strike, Andrzej Slodkowski

cinematography:


Malga Kubiak, Daria Infanti, AuMatt

production:


Poland 2021

running time:


96 minutes

English/Polish subtitles

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