Going for Gold

Going for Gold


Ksawery Szczepanik

2020, 1 h 2 min

The history of a legendary Polish pole-vaulter, Władysław Kozakiewicz. At the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, he competed in a passionate showdown with the Soviet Union representatives in front of millions of viewers. In the final, he won the gold medal and broke the world record. Upset by the Soviet public, he also made an unsportsmanlike, derogatory gesture interpreted as a political provocation. That moment changed the athlete’s life in the blink of an eye.

directed by: Ksawery Szczepanik

written by: Ksawery Szczepanik

director of photography: Michał Żuberek

make-up: Weronika Borszyńska, Patrycja Andrzejewska, Mariola Smolińska, Karolina Syndonin

edited by: Ziemowit Jaworski

production: Darek Dikti Biuro Pomysłów

producers: Dariusz Dikti, Tomasz Rychter

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury

production manager: Aneta Dikti

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Gdyński Fundusz Filmowy

distributed by: Darek Dikti Biuro Pomysłów

Main Competition
Microbudget Film Competition
Short Film Competition

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