It Looks Pretty From a Distance
It Looks Pretty From a Distance

It Looks Pretty From a Distance

Director Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal

Production year 2011

Length 77min.

Country Poland

SYNOPSIS

A hot summer in a countryside. Everything is falling apart, people live on gathering all sorts of garbage and wastes. The main character, Paweł, makes his living by collecting scrap metal. He lives with his elderly and mentally ill mother that he cannot cope with, thus he drives her away from home. He has a fiancée, they are planning to get married. But one day Paweł suddenly disappears, nobody knows where he is. His neighbours start to steal different things from the desolate house. At the beginning they do it bashfully, in secret, under cover of darkness, later on, they continue completely openly. At one moment the whole community gathers around the house and takes everything that may be of any use. Paweł returns to his home village, but there is nothing to come back to. And because it is most difficult to forgive the wrongs we did to the others, the community will not let Paweł stay.

Awards

Grand Prix | New Horizonts FF, Wroclaw, Poland, 2012

CAST & CREW

Anka Sasnal
Anka Sasnal

Director

Producer

Anton Kern, Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal, Agata Szymanska

Script

Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal

Director of Photography

Wilhelm Sasnal

Production designer

Marek Zawierucha

Sound

Igor Klaczynski

Edit

Beata Walentowska

Cast

Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Marcin Czarnik, Piotr Nowak

Production company

Filmopolis

Anka Sasnal

Born 1973. Editor and scriptwriter. Lives and works in Krakow, Poland. She is married with the painter Wilhelm Sasnal.


Filmography

Six Short Films (2004), Marfa (2005), The River (2005/2006), Let Me Tell You a Film (2007), The Other Church (2008), Swineherd (2008), Fallout (2010), It Looks Pretty from a Distance (2011).


Wilhelm Sasnal
Wilhelm Sasnal

Director

Wilhelm Sasnal

Born 1972, Tarnow, Poland. Painter and director. He received his diploma of painting in 1999 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and then worked briefly for advertising companies in Krakow while also making paintings, graphic novels, photographs, and films.


Filmography

Six Short Films (2004), Marfa (2005), The River (2005/2006), Let Me Tell You a Film (2007), The Other Church (2008), Swineherd (2008), Fallout (2010), It Looks Pretty from a Distance (2011).

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