7109 km

7109 km

Director and screenwriter: Marcin Filipowicz

Director of photography: Weronika Bilska

Editors: Weronika Bilska, Marcin Filipowicz

Production manager: Tomasz Dembicki

Artistic supervisors: Andrzej Fidyk, Maciej Pieprzyca

Year of production: 2008

Running time: 20'

A young man travels for 7109 kilometres, from Poland to Siberia, to meet Tania, his love from previous summer. He wants to tell her that he loves her and to find out whether it is reciprocal. Eight months away from the days he declares the happiest of his life, the young man departs just with a backpack, having as a gift an album with their pictures together, and the secret tope that the Russian girl might become his forever and would come with him to Poland. Once in Irkutsk, he hardly finds the street and waits in front of the block, in the harsh cold, with a bunch of flowers. If he were to find her, Tania would have to answer a simple question: was it, and is it, love, or not? A documentary about the voyages we undertake so that, by asking others a question, we should know each other better.

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Festival screenings of the film:

28th VGIK International Student Film Festival, Russia (2008) - in competition

38th International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte, Germany (2009) - in competition

6th International Film Festival Cinefest, Hungary (2009) - in competition

3rd NexT International Film Festival, Romania (2009) - in competition

Astra Film Festival, Romania (2009) - in competition

12th International Documentary Film Festival Off Cinema, Poland (2008) - Silver Castle in the Student Competition

3rd International Short Film Festival Żubroffka, Poland (2008) - Special Mention

1st Brodnica Film Festival Obraz + Idea, Poland (2008) - Best Film, Best Directing, Best Script, Best Editing

9th New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland (2009) - in competition

2nd International Documentary Film Festival "Okiem Młodych", Poland (2009) - Special Mention

4th Independent Film Festival "OFF jak gorąco", Poland (2009) - Special Award for Cinematography

2nd Polish Film Meetings "Kameralne Lato", Poland (2009) - Honorary Mention

49th Kraków Film Festival, Poland (2009) – screening

9th International Independent Film Forum, Poland (2010) - Jan Machulski Polish Independent Cinema Award for Best Documentary Film

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