To the North of Calabria
The film attempts to create a place where life is good. In this town, people know each other, overlook flaws and meet to talk and spend some time together. To shoot this film, the creators decided to make a happening. The actors and people from the outside were introduced to a beautiful small town in Śląsk and together with the local community had been preparing a big feast for a month. The team work, chats and bonding time dominated the life of Chełm Śląski on a leading market and between just a few streets. For one summer month, Chełmsko turned into the set of the film about the perfect town.
Written by: Marcin Sauter
Director of photography: Radosław Ładczuk
Music by: Maciej Cieślak
Production design by: Bartłomiej Skolimowski
Sound: Zofia Gołębiowska
Editing: Agnieszka Glińska PSM
Production manager: Marta Golba
Produced by: Polish Filmmakers Association – “Młodzi i Film” Studio
Producer: Ewa Jastrzębska
Co-produced by: Wajda School; TVP Kultura
Country and year of production: Poland, 2009
Cast: Maciej Cuske (interviewer), Hanna Kochańska (actress), Edyta Duda-Olechowska (bartender), Leszek Bączek (mayor), Michał Banach (Banana), Maciej Białoruski (amateur filmmaker), Andrzej Grabowski (amateur filmmaker), Marcin Janos Krawczyk (priest), Ireneusz Kujawa (surveyor), Aleksander Meysner (uncle), Thierry Paladino (Italian), Dariusz Zieliński (Daras), Rafał Sawicki (musician), Bartłomiej Skolimowski (surveyor), Jan Staszczyk (amateur filmmaker), Janusz Walentowski (uncle)
Length: 75 min.