Pâté (film)

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Directed by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
Produced by Fountainhead Films
Written by Eva Han
Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
Music by Jose Halac
Cinematography Shawn Kim
Edited by Margo Hyde
Paul Vosloo
Release date
  • January 2001 (2001-01) (Sundance)[1]
Running time
30 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Pâté is a short film by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win several prestigious awards including NYU's Wasserman Award, the Fielle d'Or at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, The Grand Jury Prize at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, Award for Excellence from New York Magazine and the Special Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival.


Pâté is a dark story about an aristocratic family struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Amongst a landscape of desolation, two young children, Otto and his sister Vera, hunt daily for food. Meanwhile, at home in an abandoned ship, their delusional Mother clings onto the faded glory of their former aristocratic lives, aided by her shiftless Maid.

Full of memories, their life is a shadow of the past as each character copes with the grind of daily survival. When the malevolent Mister Griswald, the only man to survive the apocalypse, drops in for dinner, he sets in motion the final act - revealing the shocking secret of their survival.


  • Jane Culley as the Mother
  • Ty Arnold as Otto
  • Samantha Browne-Walters as Vera
  • Gary Swanson as Mr. Griswald
  • Barbara Pitcher as the Maid


  1. ^ http://history.sundance.org/films/2218

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