At one of the most important film events in China – the International Documentary Film Festival in Guangzhou – "Argentinian Lessom" directed by Wojciech Staroń once again stood on the top of the podium.

"Argentinian Lesson’s" achieved spectacular success at the festival in Krakow during which Wojciech Staron received Golden Horn for the Director of the Best Film, the Award of the Polish Association of Cinematographers (PSC) for the best cinematography in the documentary film, the President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award, the President of TVP S.A (Polish Television) Award for the Best Cinematography, and the Student Jury Award. It also did great at the festival in Leipzig (Silver Dove Award), Minks (Grand Prix) and Florence (the Best Director Prize), and now the documentary film captivated audience in Guangzhou in China.  

This film presents the vagrant life and troubles of two families with a vast panorama. The film features naturalness, exquisiteness, and mild but with passion. The scenes of the film are real and smooth, sober but also poetic. While giving a vivid picture of the cruel reality and unfairness in life, the film also reveals the warmth and merit of human nature – the jury announced delivering the verdict.

"Argentinian Lesson" tells the story of seven-year-old Janek, the director’s son, who along with his parents goes to Argentina. For the little protagonist the trip is not only an encounter with a new language. Assisted by his Argentinean friend, little Janek will enter the fascinating world of games but also discover the bitter taste of childhood, prematurely tainted with the adults’ problems, he has not known about so far.

More about the film here.

Interview with Wojciech Staron here.

More about the festival: www.gzdoc.com.