6-10.12.2023 / Białystok

Documentary.pl Competition

Rozpoczęcie: 7 December 2022 18:30
Zakończenie: 7 December 2022 20:00
Lokalizacja: Camera Cafe

Documentary.pl Competition

Camera Cafe, 14/11 Lipowa Street, admission free, 12.7.2022, 18:30


director: Monika Proba
director of photography: Zvika Gregory Portnoy
Poland 2021, 27’34”

Vitali has always wanted to be a priest. There is only one thing left to do – according to the rules of the Eastern Orthodox Church, he needs to find a wife. Waiting for the change to come, he rents a flat with a friend from the seminary. They turn the two tiny rooms filled with books and icons into their own world, living beyond time and mundane rules. Years go by and Vitali’s family is still waiting for the return of the priest.


director: Kamil Bembnista
director of photography: Jasper Granderath, Joanna Piechotta
music: Maciej Cieślak
Poland 2022, 20’23”

Is it possible to feel at home in a place which is meant to be temporary? Leila, Amir and Baqir are three of over 1.000 residents of a refugee-camp – made of containers – located at the former Airport Berlin-Tempelhof. Its temporality, which is in the veins of the materiality of the houses, seems to dictate the atmosphere of this maze. The protagonists are challenging the situation in the waiting room by the desire of stability and hope – hopefully not ending up in another temporary space.


director: Maciej Miller
director of photography: Maciej Miller
music: Maciej Milewski
Poland 2022, 22’24”

Magda is determined to piece together her complicated past and finally find out who she really is. But first she needs to find her biological mother. The girl embarks on a long and very emotional journey of self-discovery.


directors: Karolina Karwan, Tomasz Ratter
director of photography: Tomasz Ratter, Karolina Karwan
Poland 2022, 30’

Mudi, a natural-born dancer, and his old mother live completely alone on a tiny tropical island in Indonesia. The movie is a dreamlike story of their love-hate relationship, loneliness in “paradise” and connection with the spirit world.