Black and white photographs, amateurs in leading parts and the small realism of Poland’s provinces. Paweł is a single man who works on a small river ferry. Day by day he keeps doing the same things until he meets Mohammad, an illegal immigrant. Paweł decides to help him. Finally, there is someone he can talk to.

  • Genre: Live action
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 25
  • Year: 2020
  • Color: black and white

Director: Damian Kocur

Script: Damian Kocur

DOP: Damian Kocur

Editing: Paweł Laskowski, Damian Kocur

Sound: Jakub Jerszyński

Production company: Tomcat, Kinghouse


About the director:

Damian Kocur

Damian Kocur

student of  Cinematography, Directing and Art Photography at Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Graduated of German studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He lives in Katowice.

At festivals:

60th Krakow Film Festival, 2020, Poland, 2020 (Silver Hobby-Horse)

36th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2020 (screening)

32nd Trieste Film Festival, Italy, 2021 (Best Short Film)

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, 2021 (Best European Film - European Film Awards Nomination)

New Directors/New Films - MoMA 2021, USA, 2021 (screening)

24th Brooklyn Film Festival, USA, 2021 (competition)

Festival of Migrant Film 2021, Slovenia, 2021 (screening)

Cinema Jove - International Film Festival of Valencia 2021, Spain, 2021 (competition)

12th ONE Country ONE Film International Festival, France, 2021 (competition)

5th Drim Short Film Festival, Macedonia, 2021 (competition)

1st Terre da Film Festival, Italy, 2021 (Best International Film)

20th DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo, 2021 (competition)

24th Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2021 (competition)

Aye Aye VO, Nancy International Film Festival 2021, France, 2021 (Grand Jury Prize)

Indiecork Festival of Independent Film & Music, Ireland, 2021 (competition)

FIKE – Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Évora, 2021, Portugal, 2021 (Best Fiction, Diploma Best Acting Performance)

14th CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2021 (competition)

The European Short Film Festival of Nice, Un Festival C’est Trop Court, France, 2021 (competition)

The Pigeon International Film Festival, 2021, Iceland, 2021 (Best Cinematography)

38th Tehran International Short Film Festival, 2021, Iran, 2021 (Best Feature Film Award)

ALCINE 50 - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 2021 (competition)

39th International Short Film Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France, 2021 (Grand Prize)

5th Blue Danube Film Festival, Austria, Hungary, 2022 (Best Short Film)

Slamdance FIlm Festival 2022, USA, 2022 (competition)

48th edition of the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, Spain, 2022 (Venus of Badalona for Best Film)

International Film Festival Cottbus, 2022, Germany, 2022 (screening)

Friss Hus - Budapest International Short Film Festival 2023, Hungary, 2023 (screening)