“Where is the human soul? Is it in the heart? In the brain? Or maybe elsewhere?”, wonders an old doctor who has spent his life working at a psychiatric hospital in the Siberian countryside. The place, which was inaccessible for film crews, can be shown thanks to its residents, some of whom spent several decades at the hospital. This discreet and, at the same time, insightful observation of the patients’ daily lives transforms into meditation on the human nature, which is not entirely penetrable.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Running time: 51
  • Year: 2016
  • Color: colour

Director: Wojciech Kasperski

Script: Wojciech Kasperski

DOP: Łukasz Żal

Music: Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz

Editing: Tymek Wiskirski

Production company: Delta Film


About the director:

Wojciech Kasperski

Wojciech Kasperski

film director, screenwriter, producer. Graduated from the Łódź Film School. Makes movies in Poland and Russia. Participated in INPUT conferences, the Cannes Film Festival (Tous Les Cinemas du Monde section); winner of the Prix Europa award. His films have received a number of prizes at international festivals, including the Great Silver Nanook in Perm and the Grand Sterling Award from the American Film Institute. Member of the Polish Film Academy.

At festivals:

56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (The FIPRESCI International Film Critics Prize)

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

IDFA, The Netherlands, 2016 (competition)

Artdoc Fest, Russia, 2016 (competition)

Docpoint Helsinki, Finland, 2017 (competition)

ZagrebDOX, Croatia, 2017 (competition)

Febio Fest, Slovakia, 2017 (screening)

Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt, 2017 (competition)

Crossing Europe, Austria, 2017 (competition)

MEDIAWAVE – “ANOTHER CONNECTION” International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary, 2017 (competition)

FEST - New Directors, New Films Festival, Portugal, 2017 (competition)

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

DocsMX, Mexico, 2017 (Jury Award)

Slamdance FF, USA, 2018 (competition)

World Film Festival, Estonia, 2018 (competition)