The short documentary by Diana and Krzysztof Kadłubowski was honoured with a special mention at the just-concluded DocsMX festival.

DocsMX is one of the most important documentary film festivals in Central America. Until now, it was known as DocsDF – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México, but after ten editions, the organisers decided it was time to start writing a new chapter in the festival’s history, beginning with a name change.

The award-winning Balcony Concert by Diana and Krzysztof Kadłubowski is a tragicomic picture of Polish society during the first pandemic lockdown. The residents of a certain tenement house – each locked in their own apartment – are adapting to the new situation. Most of them stay at home, and the way to stay in contact with the outside world is through… their balconies and a common yard. Isolation and distance sharply limit social contacts but make it possible to observe the life of their neighbours. The by-product of this backyard culture is the Balcony Concert – the story of a certain pair of shoes and one of the most peculiar performances of the What a Wonderful World.

You can read more about the festival here.