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Our Curse

Our Curse
Directed by Tomasz Śliwiński
Written by Tomasz Śliwiński
Running time
28 minutes
Country Poland

Our Curse (original title Nasza klątwa) is a 2013 Polish documentary film by Tomasz Śliwiński documenting the first six months in their life of his son Leo, who suffers from the rare genetic disorder Ondine's curse. When Leo was born, a friend of Śliwiński’s had suggested he document his experiences as a form of therapy. Śliwiński was in film school at the time; his wife Magda Hueckel is a professional photographer. Our Curse was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 87th Academy Awards. The film was produced by Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa.[1][2]

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Award February 22, 2015 Best Short Subject Documentary[3] Tomasz Śliwiński Nominated


  1. ^ Debruge, Peter (21 February 2015). "Film Review: ‘2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary’". Variety. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Pitney, Nico (21 February 2015). "His Son Was Born Cursed. He Started Filming. Now He Might Win An Oscar.". Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2015-01-15). "Oscar Nominations: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' & 'Birdman' Lead Way With 9 Noms; 'Imitation Game' Scores 8". Deadline (Penske Business Media, LLC.). Retrieved 2015-01-15. 

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