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Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska

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An ethnographer originating from Kashubia comes back to her home region to explore folk religion. She knows her well from home, but in adult life, she has cut herself off from her. Then, she meets young Kashubians motivated to save the tradition of bowing and dancing with holy paintings. They’re preparing to hold a feretron weighing over 100kg on their shoulders for the pilgrimage. Physical weakness and the necessity to learn the tradition from YouTube make them realise they might have bitten more than they can chew.

directed by: Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska

written by: Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska

director of photography: Barbara Ostrowska, Sławomir Witek, Wojciech Ostrowski, Olga Blumczyńska, Robert Włodarski, Przemysław Snopek

music: Radosław Kruszyna

sound: Piotr Pastuszak, Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska, Robert Włodarski, Studio Ton

edited by: Agata Cierniak

cast: Natalia Kleina, Angelika Czoska, Nina Kaźmierczak, Anna Zielecka, Mariola Baranowska, Dominika Dopke, Amelia Przytulska, Emilia Plichta, Paulina Kreft, Paweł Zaborowski, Adrian Olender, Robert Literski, Błażej Bottcher, Małgorzata Kleina, Katarzyna Kleina, Marek Kłosowski, Mateusz Kubiszewski, Olga Blumczyńska (głos)

producer: Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsku

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Main Competition
Microbudget Film Competition
Short Film Competition

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