Stranger

Director and screenwriter: Piotr Domalewski

Director of photography: Igor Połaniewicz

Editor: Kacper Plawgo

Production manager: Monika Bałuch

Artistic supervisor: Filip Bajon

Cast: Marek Sawicki, Andrzej Kłak, Filip Perkowski, Krzysztof Kluzik, Sława Kwaśniewska

Year of production: 2013

Running time: 25'

An unnamed village in the Podlasie region. The inhabitants lease out land which does not technically belong to them, but so far the operation has proceeded without problems. They keep to themselves, in seclusion, without interaction with the outside world.

Then, suddenly, a nameless Stranger arrives. Given the situation of the village, none of the inhabitants know how to act, worried that the Strangers intentions might not be as harmless as promised.

Krzysztof, the self-appointed Mayor and protector of the village, takes it upon himself to show the Stranger around, carefully avoiding the locals resistance. Together with a local driver, and his neighbour, a man who left the city for the country side, they silently circle the village, full of anxiety, not knowing the Strangers reason for being here...

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Festival screenings of the film:

24th Mediawave International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary (2014) - in competition

11th Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece (2014) - in competition

9th International Short Film Festival Vilnius Film Shorts, Lithuania (2014) - in competition

20th International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (2014) - screening

38th Gdynia Film Festival, Poland (2013) - in competition

32nd The Youth and Film - The Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin, Poland (2013) - in competition

42nd Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland (2013) - in competition

8th International Short Film Festival Żubroffka, Poland (2013) - in competition

4th Festival of Young Cinema "Piękni Dwudziestoletni", Poland (2014) - Best Script and Best Actor awards in the Student Competition

11th Węgiel International Student Film Festival, Poland (2014) - Best Director, Special Mention for Cinematography and Prize of the Organizers

60th Nationwide Independent Film Competition OKFA, Poland (2014) - Grand Prix in the Student Films Competition

7th Polish Film Meetings "Kameralne Lato", Poland (2014) - Honorary Mention

13th International Independent Film Forum, Poland (2014) - Grand Prix

12th "Opolskie Lamy" Film Festival, Poland (2014) - in competition

2nd Filmmakers' Day, Poland (2014) - in competition

2nd Independent Film Festival QL, Poland (2014) – in competition

7th Independent Film Festival SPAM, Poland (2014) - in competition

14th International Independent Film Forum, Poland (2015) - Jan Machulski Polish Independent Cinema Award for Best Cinematography for Igor Połaniewicz

8th Filmoffo Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

11th Best Off Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

11th Quest Europe International Film Festival, Poland (2015) - in competition

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