A father makes an unexpected return after years of absence and takes his teenage son on an excursion. In a deep forest, the man teaches the boy the hard skills of survival: lighting a fire, building a shelter, hiding underwater. The trip turns into a strenuous exercise in endurance and male ideals. Inspired by author Ryszard Krynicki’s story Silence.

Cast:
Marek Kalita, James Fordham

Director & screenwriter: MARCIN FILIPOWICZ
Cinematographer: DOMINIK ZADĘCKI
Sound: MARCIN LENARCZYK
Editing: PRZEMYSŁAW CHRUŚCIELEWSKI
Art director: IWA KRUCZKOWSKA
Make-up: IWONA ŁUKASIK
Production managers: KAROLINA KORTA, BEATA RZEŹNICZEK

 

Awards:

  • Best Polish Short Fiction film, T-Mobile New Horizons, Wrocław 2012
  • Grand Prix, Ploiesti International Film Festival, Romania, 2013
  • 1st Award, GOFFR, 2013
  • Best Young Actor, Quest Europe, 2013
  • Best Actor, Piękni Dwudziestoletni, Warszawa 2013
  • Special Award, Solanin, 2013

Festivals:

  • 1st Student International Film Festival, Croatia
  • International Short Film Festival of the Baltic Sea States Open Place, Latvia
  • 12th Reykjavik Shorts & Docs, Island
  • 17th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico
  • 3rd Ploiesti International Film Festival, Romania
  • 8th Sardinia Film Festival, Italy
  • 12th St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films „Beginning”, Russia
  • 10th Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece
  • 54th International Short Film Festival Brno16, Czech Republic
  • 6th International Film Festival Northern Wave, Island
  • 10th Neisse Film Festival, Germany
  • filmPOLSKA, Germany
  • 10th Fresh Film Fest – Prague International Festival of First Features and Student Films, Czech Republic
  • Play Poland Film Festival (2013)
  • 20th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, USA
  • 8. International Short Film Festival ŻubrOFFka, Białystok, Poland
  • Next Film Festival, Romania
  • 10th International Festival Signes de Nuit, France
  • European Film Festival in Essone, France