A young man travels for 7109 kilometres, from Poland to Siberia, to meet Tania, his love from previous summer. He wants to tell her that he loves her and to find out whether it is reciprocal. Eight months away from the days he declares the happiest of his life, the young man departs just with a backpack, having as a gift an album with their pictures together, and the secret tope that the Russian girl might become his forever and would come with him to Poland. Once in Irkutsk, he hardly finds the street and waits in front of the block, in the harsh cold, with a bunch of flowers. If he were to find her, Tania would have to answer a simple question: was it, and is it, love, or not? A documentary about the voyages we undertake so that, by asking others a question, we should know each other better.

director of photography: WERONIKA BILSKA
producer: WRITV, Poland
20′ / Poland, Russia, 2009



  • OFFskar 2010, Jan Machulski Award for “Best Documentary Film”
  • Silver Castle, Off Cinema 2008 in Poznan
  • Best Film, Best Directing, Script, and Editing, Obraz+Idea 2008, Brodnica
  • Special Award, Dziga Wiertow Award, Żubroffka 2008, Białystok
  • Honorary mention, “Kameralne Lato” Film Festival in Radom
  • Honorary mention, “Okiem Młodych”, young filmmakers’ festival in Świdnica
  • Special Award for Cinematography, “Off jak gorąco” film festival in Łódź.



  • International Student Film Festival, VGIK Moscow
  • Cinefest, Miskolc, Hungary
  • Next Project Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
  • Astra Film, Sibiu, Romania
  • Cracow Film Festival
  • T-Mobile New Horizons, Wroclaw, Poland
  • OFFCinema, Poznan, Poland