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It Looks Pretty From a Distance

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Year of participation 2012
Program Feature Competition

It Looks Pretty From a Distance
Producer(s) Anton Kern, Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal, Agata Szymanska
Director(s) Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal
Script Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal
Director of Photography Wilhelm Sasnal
Production designer Marek Zawierucha
Sound Igor Klaczynski
Edit Beata Walentowska
Cast Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Marcin Czarnik, Piotr Nowak
Production company(-ies) Filmopolis
 

Synopsis

A hot summer in a countryside. Everything is falling apart, people live on gathering all sorts of garbage and wastes. The main character, Paweł, makes his living by collecting scrap metal. He lives with his elderly and mentally ill mother that he cannot cope with, thus he drives her away from home. He has a fiancée, they are planning to get married. But one day Paweł suddenly disappears, nobody knows where he is. His neighbours start to steal different things from the desolate house. At the beginning they do it bashfully, in secret, under cover of darkness, later on, they continue completely openly. At one moment the whole community gathers around the house and takes everything that may be of any use. Paweł returns to his home village, but there is nothing to come back to. And because it is most difficult to forgive the wrongs we did to the others, the community will not let Paweł stay.

Awards
Grand Prix (Polish Competition, New Horizonts FF, Wroclaw, Poland)

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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