“21 x New York” is an intimate portrait of the city and its people. We meet the characters in the NYC subway and we follow them to the surface finding out about their lives, cravings, passions, hopes and dreams – sometimes lost and sometimes still waiting to be fulfilled. What comes out of it is an emotional tale of solitude that haunts us in 21st century western world.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 71
  • Year: 2016
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Piotr Stasik

Script: Piotr Stasik

DOP: Piotr Stasik

Editing: Dorota Wardęszkiewicz, Tomasz Wolski, Piotr Stasik

Sound: Michał Fojcik

Production company: Lava Films


About the director:

Piotr Stasik

Piotr Stasik

Graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing and the Institute of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. He is a co-initiator of the “ę” Society of Creative Initiatives and worked as a lecturer in the Film Kindergarten of the Wajda School as well as a chairman of the Film 1,2 Association. He made a film series which includes How to Make a Movie (2010) and Muzykoteka szkolna (2011). His documentaries "Diary of Journey" (2013), "The Last Day of the Summer" (2010), "7 x Moscow" (2005) were screened and awarded at many festivals. In 2016 he was nominated for the European Film Award for his film "21xNew York".

At festivals:

56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (The Award for the Best Short and Documentary Films Producer in Poland)

DocsMX, Mexico, 2016 (competition)

61st Valladolid Film Festival - SEMINCI, Spain, 2016 (competition)

DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2016 (screening)

Minsk IFF "Listapad", Belarus, 2016 (screening)

24th International Film Festival Camerimage, Poland, 2016 (screening)

Docpoint Helsinki, Finland, 2017 (competition)

Docpoint Tallinn, Estonia, 2017 (screening)

ZagrebDOX, Croatia, 2017 (competition)

LET’S CEE Film Festival, Austria, 2017 (competition)

FESTIVAL OF FILM AND URBANISM «86», Ukraine, 2017 (competition)

14th Neisse Film Festival, Germany, 2017 (competition)

14th Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland, 2017 (Best Director Award)

DocsBarcelona, Spain, 2017 (competition)

Euganea Film Festival, Italy , 2017 (competition)

31st Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia, 2017 (competition)

38th Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, 2017 (competition)

MakeDox, Macedonia, 2017 (Onion Award For The Best Film In The Main Program)

Yalta International Film Festival «Eurasian Bridge», Russia, 2017 (competition)

Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania, 2017 (competition)

Addis International Film Festival, Ethiopia, 2018 (competition)

Imagine Euro Tolerance Festival, Azerbaijan, 2018 (screening)