Poland 2021, 70 min, Polish, Hebrew & English subtitles

Outwardly, the secluded existence led by Danusia and her daughter Basia may seem ominous. Living in a remote, rundown house surrounded by a vast wilderness that poses many a challenge, they are almost completely cut off from human contact. But as we get to know the pair, a different picture emerges. Despite moments of loneliness, their routine and simple everyday chores are a source of peace and satisfaction. In the company of animals—cows, goats, cats, and dogs—they find precious love. They have traded away the noise of modern living for stories, ancient folktales, dreams and visions of spirits and demons, and devout Catholicism. Director Karol Palka shows delicate, mesmerizing moments of hope, sadness, anxiety, and happiness in two women’s lives.

Previous Festivals: Locarno, Docs Against Gravity

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Screening Schedule:
  • Mon 30.05 | 18:45 | Venue Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present
  • Thu 02.06 | 16:00 | Venue Cinematheque 2 | Filmmaker Present
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Born in Rabka Zdrój in 1991, Karol is a photographer, documentary film director and graduate of both the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia and the Wajda School. Currently, Rabka is a PhD student at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts and a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers.

Production: Karolina Mróz, Wojciech Marczewski
Production Company: Wajda Studio
Script & Cinematography: Karol Palka
Editing: Katarzyna Boniecka
Sound Design: Anna Rok, Piotr Knop
Music: Aleksandra Grünholz

Source: Taskovski Films

Supporters & Broadcasters: The Polish Institute in Tel Aviv