“Newborn” is a film about not accepting one’s own life and the difficult art of learning a new one. It’s a film about a loser who decides to become a winner. A film about the power of human character. A story about a love that can change lives. She ran away from home for him. He broke away from his traumatic past for her. They’ve been inseparable for 11 years. Their first child is born. A World Champion – who can deadlift 420 kg – picks up his new-born son. Less than 4 kg of ‘new life’…

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 74
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Lidia Duda

Script: Lidia Duda

DOP: Paweł Chorzępa

Editing: Jakub Śladkowski

Production company: Telewizja Polska S.A., Aura Films sp. z o.o., Silver Frame, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film


About the director:

Lidia Duda

Lidia Duda

Lidia Duda – screenwriter and documentary film director. Her achievements include a number of important documentaries. Twice she received the Grand Prix at the Krakow Film Festival for her film "Hercules" (2005) and "Entangled" (2012). Grand Prix winner, among others: In Chicago, New York, Huston, Istanbul, Mexico, Moscow, Banff, Canton, Prague. Duda is a Grand Press laureate for "At us in Pietraszach". Has worked as an independent artist for several years. Member of the Association of Polish Filmmakers, Polish Academy of Film and Polish Documentary Film Directors Guild.

At festivals:

58th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (competition)

DocsMx, Mexico, 2019 (competition)