A film about people from Stare Juchy, a village located in north-east Poland, where one third of the inhabitants emigrated to Iceland. In a visual journey, the film allows those families divided by huge distance a chance for a vague moment to reunite and become one again. By using sound from everyday Skype conversations In Touch also explores the relations between those who migrated and those who are left behind.
Born in 1981, graduated from the the Łódź National Film School and from the Wajda School in Warsaw. Short documentary and fiction films he made so far received wide publicity at numerous film festivals around the world and got many prestigious awards. His documentary Rogalik got IDFA nomination in 2012. It has also been shown and awarded at festivals such as Zagreb Dox, Alcine Festival (First Prize), festivals in Oberhausen, Beijing, Bucharest, Cracow and others. Apart from directing, Paweł Ziemilski is involved in social animation, organizing workshops for so-called troubled youth. His latest In Touch documentary got a Mid-Length Special Jury Award at IDFA 2018.
Sunday 20: Broadway Cinemas, room 5, 16:45 hours
Thursday 24: Broadway Cinemas, room 9, 17.00 hours