The High Frontier

The High Frontier

Genre conventions employed to glimpse into the hermetic word of the Bieszczady Mountain border guards. The challenges of the border are both human smuggling and – more so – wild nature, always setting new traps for anyone who dares stand up to it. After a family tragedy, this is the setting where Mateusz and his two sons set off to start over and work on their relationship. Mateusz takes the two boys to a secluded mountain base, but their attempt at a male bonding adventure is interrupted by a mysterious stranger showing up wounded and exhausted on their doorstep. The plot thickens and the teenage boys face a true test of maturity.


  • International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF Camera, Krakow 2016: Special Mention and Special Mention for an actor (Bartosz Bielenia) in the Polish Feature Film Competition
  • Koszalin Debut Film Festival “Young and Film”, 2016: Best Music, Youth Jury Award, Audience Award, Young Actor – Discovery of the Year (Bartosz Bielenia)

written by Wojciech Kasperski
director of photography Łukasz Żal PSC
music by Bartek Gliniak
production design by Marek Warszewski
set decorator Wojciech Czapla
costume design by Izabela Izbińska
make-up by Dariusz Krysiak
sound by Marcin Kasiński MPSE, Kacper Habisiak MPSE, Mateusz Adamczyk
edited by Tymoteusz Wiskirski PSM
cast Marcin Dorociński, Andrzej Chyra, Andrzej Grabowski, Bartosz Bielenia, Kuba Henriksen, Severina Špakovska, Janusz Chabior, Adam Papliński
produced by Metro Films
producer Marcin Wierzchosławski
executive producers Magdalena Wierzchosławska, Jacek Kucharski
co-produced by Telewizja Polska, Alvernia Studios, Non Stop Film Service, Dreamsound
co-producers Zbigniew Adamkiewicz, Stanisław Tyczyński, Łukasz Poniński, Zbigniew Kula, Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak
production manager Konrad Wróblewski
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat

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