Brief synopsis

There is a myth about Ondine, a water nymph, who fell in love with a mortal. Because of his infidelity, she put a curse on him that he would breathe only as long as he remembered about this. And so he died, as soon as he fell asleep. There is also a rare medical condition called Ondine’s Curse (CCHS). “Ondine” is a fiction sequel to the Oscar nominated short documentary film “Our Curse” (2013).

Cezary (22) still lives with his mother (50) and he is in love with Emilia (20), a rock singer. He also has a dark secret. One day all three of them will have to deal with the mythical Ondine and her curse.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Bartosz BieleniaCezary [L]
Magdalena KoleśnikEmilia [L]
Judyta ParadzińskaCezary's Mother [L]
Aleksandra BożekNurse [SR]
Michał MajniczNeighbor [SR]


Post production supervisorRafał Paruszewski
ColoristAjith Krishnamoorthy Nair
Director of photographyBartosz Świniarski
Costume designerSandra Kowalska
DirectorTomasz Śliwiński
EditorAlan Zejer
Hair/makeup designerAnna Dąbrowska
ProducerEwa Jastrzębska
ProducerJerzy Kapuściński
Co-producerZuzanna Brzezińska-Mich
Co-producerMagda Hueckel
Executive producerIzabela Igel
Production designerMagda Hueckel
Production designerPaweł Jarzębski
Postproduction managerZuzanna Brzezińska-Mich
Production managerRobert Seroczyński
Production coordinatorAgnieszka Ptaszyńska
Studio Munka
Studio Munka
ScreenwriterTomasz Śliwiński
ScreenwriterMagda Hueckel
Production sound mixerZofia Moruś
Production sound mixerMateusz Adamczyk


Cameras and UtilitiesFilm District Remigiusz Przełożny [pl]
GripKlimex [pl]
Lighting and UtilitiesLuks Film [pl]
Expendables/Utilities (Sound)Zolton
Image (VFX)Expresso Post Production [pl]
Sound (Postproduction)Studio [pl]
Sound (Postproduction)Zolton
Sound (Postproduction)Zolton


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Bartosz Bielenia2019Warsaw Film Festival [pl]Special Mention in Short Films CompetitionWinner
Tomasz Śliwiński2020Gdańsk DocFilm Festival [pl]Special Mention Short Fiction Films CompetitionWinner
Tomasz Śliwiński2020Solanin Film Festival [pl]Special MentionWinner
Tomasz Śliwiński2021Arizona International Film Festival [us]Best Short Fiction FilmWinner
Tomasz Śliwiński2021Student International Film Festival [hrv]Audience AwardWinner
Tomasz Śliwiński2021International Short Film Festival [bg]Best Fiction Film in Not Short at All CompetitionWinner