New World

New World


Elżbieta Benkowska, Łukasz Ostalski, Michał Wawrzecki

2015, 1 h 40 min

A story of three young immigrants who are trying to find their place in a better world… in Poland. After she abandons her husband, a Belarusian member of the opposition, Żanna lives with her daughter at her sister’s in Warsaw. She wants to move out as soon as possible and build a normal home with her boyfriend. Her plans get complicated once her husband is arrested again.

An Afghan, Azzam, who works for the Polish army as an interpreter is seen as a traitor in his homeland. After he is evacuated to Poland he can’t recover from his war experiences. Will he find a place for himself in a world where he will always be a stranger?

A Ukrainian, Wera, flees to Poland to undergo a sex change surgery in secret from her family. An unexpected visit from her father and her little son makes her consider the question of her own identity yet again.

directed by Elżbieta Benkowska, Łukasz Ostalski, Michał Wawrzecki
written by Izabela Aleksandrowicz, Maksymilian Nowicki, Monika Dembińska, Elżbieta Benkowska
casting by Ewa Brodzka
directors of photography Sławomir Witek, Piotr Pawlus, Cezary Stolecki
production design by Katarzyna Filimoniuk
costume design by Ewa Gronowska
make-up by Agnieszka Hodowana
set decorator Anna Anosowicz
sound by Marek Wronko, Aleksandra Pniak, Kacper Habisiak MPSE, Marcin Kasiński MPSE
edited by Irena Siedlar PSM
cast Karina Minaeva, Stanislav Boklan, Georgiy Leshchenko, Hassan Akkouch, Dariusz Chojnacki, Irena Melcer, Sebastian Fabijański, Olga Aksyonova, Julian Świeżewski, Dominika Maiseyenka, Svetlana Anikej, Mirosław Kotowicz
produced by Akson Studio
producer Jan Kwieciński
co-produced by Telewizja Polska
production manager Inga Kruk
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Konkurs Fabularnych Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

Movie - Festival Programme

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