Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, Poland, 200935mm, Colour, 27'

A young Vietnamese girl comes to Poland through the green border. She has to get to Warsaw, where her fiancé and a better life are waiting for her. A journey through Poland is the hell of humiliation and violence. The girl escapes her brutal carriers penniless, not knowing the language she tries to get to Warsaw. Yet, her fiancé is locked up in a deportation arrest. Lonely and desperate, Ahn has to decide – report herself to the police and risk deportation or fight for survival?

05 August, Kino në Kala, 20:15

Short Film Competition

Director: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
Producer: Boguslaw Kisielewski
Cinematographer: Andrzej Wojciechowski
Editor: Andrzej Dabrowski
Sound: Marzena Majcher

Director's Biography

Born in 1977, she graduated from the Directing Department of the Polish National School of Film, Television and Theater in ŁĂłdź. Her documentary “Wasserschlacht – The Great Border Battle”, produced with Andrew Friedman, received the Berlin Today Award at the 2007 Berlinale. Her documentary works include “Krystian Lupa’s Labyrinth” (2003) and “Nothing to Lose” (2009).

Festivals and Awards:

NexT, Int’l Film Festival Bucharest 2010. Romani. Special Award of the Jury and Honorary Mention – Polish Film Festival Gdynia, Poland. Encounters Short Film Festival Bristol, UK. Go Shorts Go, Int’l Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Holland.


Krakow Film Foundation
ul. Basztowa 15/8a, 31-143 Krakow

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