POLAND — ICELAND 60 MIN, 2018
Film about communication in isolation. When a tiny Polish village is abandoned by its entire youth who relocated to Iceland, the older generation have to come to grips with VOIP calls like Skype. The Internet is the only affordable means of how the residents of Stare Juchy speak with their children and grandchildren. This film follows a community bonded by technology, and how they can continue their deepest relationships from afar. But when they finally meet and touch, the value of human contact is revealed and cherished.
Graduated from the the Łódź National Film School and from the Wajda School in Warsaw. Short documentary and fiction films he made so far received wide publicity at numerous film festivals around the world and got many prestigious awards. His documentary ’Rogalik’ got IDFA nomination in 2012. It has also been shown and awarded at festivals such as Zagreb Dox, Alcine Festival (First Prize), festivals in Oberhausen, Beijing, Bucharest, Krakow and others. Apart from directing, Paweł is involved in social animation, organizing workshops for so-called troubled youth.
- IDFA Amsterdam
- Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
- One World Documentary Film Festival
- Skjadborg Film Festival Iceland
- Pärnu Film Festival
- Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival
- Inconvenient Films Lithuania
- Astra Film Festival Romania
- DOK Leipzig
- Riga International Film Festival
- West Lake International Documentary Film Festival China
- Valladolid International Film Festival Spain
- Nordische Filmtage Lübeck Germany
- Listapad International Film Festival Belarus
- Eastern Neighbours Film Festival the Netherlands
- Camerimage International Film Festival Poland
- Message to Man International Film Festival
- Cottbus Film Festival
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