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Competition 04: Disappearing Act

Once There Was A Sea…

Nominees and Awards


"Once upon a time, there was a sea...the Aral Sea, the sea that vanished. And along with the sea, seaside life and work also disappeared. Only the dead desert terrain remain here, and wrecks of huge fishing boats lying in the sand...and people who have been living on the shores of the dry port for years, dreaming of high water and longing to sail once again. This is a film about the consequences of human decisions and actions, and how they can affect the daily lives of inhabitants in one Uzbek town. "





Joanna KOZUCH graduated from the University of Arts in Poznan and University of Silesia in Katowice. She is also a teacher in the Animation Department of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where she completed her PhD. Her filmography includes Game (2004), Fongopolis (2014), 39 Weeks, 6 Days (2017), and Music Box (2019).


Cinema Auditorium Time Notes Tickets
Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F Screening Room 2022/10/17 Monday 14:40
Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F Screening Room 2022/10/21 Friday 20:30
NEIWEI ARTS CENTER reel two 2022/10/23 Sunday 17:40

※ Notes:    With filmmakers' attendance/talks    Non-English language films without Chinese subtitles

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Start Time End Time Online Link
Start Time: 2022/10/14 Friday 00:00 End Time: 2022/10/30 Sunday 23:59