“Have you ever worked in a bar?” A casual, innocent question asked during the titular first date triggers a series of painful flashbacks from the narrator's shift at a bar in northern France. While trying to remain playful and sexy, she relives her memories, wondering how they influenced her relationship with her body as well as romantic and sexual partners. This deeply intimate film uses the prism of the fleeting encounter to meditate on the omnipresence of the trauma in the survivor’s life.
Genre: Creative Documentary
Running time: 15 min
Director & Editor: Weronika Jurkiewicz
Cinematographer: Weronika Jurkiewicz, André Cruz
FIRST DATE won the prestigious Short Film Award presented by Rooftop Films, a NYC-based non-profit and was developed as part of AniDox Lab in Denmark.