Let’s meet Mishka – a boy with many faces. This petty criminal and promising alpine skier enjoys life to its fullest despite his physical disability and difficult living conditions. What is more, he has an extraordinary sense of humour. He is captured at a key moment when he enters adulthood and receives the last opportunity to take part in the Paralympics. But above all he needs to make a decision about his future. Despite his limitations, he takes up consecutive challenges in his life.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 77
  • Year: 2021
  • Color: colour

Director: Michał Kawecki

Script: Michał Kawecki

DOP: Michał Kawecki

Music: Arkadiusz Glensk

Editing: Hubert Pusek p.s.m.

Production company: Unlimited Film Operations


About the director:

Michał Kawecki

Michał Kawecki

Film director and cinematographer who has worked on many commercials and music videos Originally from Łódź, for many years he has lived in Warsaw and Krakow. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow who completed camera training at the University of Silesia. Currently, he is working on two documentary films. Lost Children tells the story of Polish children who were taken away from their parents during World War II and secretly deported to Germany. Natural Born Winners focuses on team players with amputated limbs and their struggle in the football field and outside it before the 2021 European Championships.

At festivals:

61st Krakow Film Festival, 2021, Poland, 2021 (competition)

25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, 2021 (screening)

29th EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival, Poland, 2021 (screening)

Budapest International Documentary Film Festival, Hungary, 2022 (competition)

4th Belgrade Documentary Film Festival DOK #4, Serbia, 2022 (competition)

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 2022, Czech Republic, 2022 (competition)

19. Neisse Film Festival, 2022, Germany, 2022 (competition)

15. Polish Film Festival „Vistula”, Croatia, 2022 (screening)

18th Biografilm Festival International Celebration of Lives, Italy, 2022 (competition)

15. Polish Film Festival „Vistula”, Azerbaijan, 2022 (screening)

13th ONE Country ONE Film International Festival, France, 2022 (competition)

XXXVII Pärnu Film Festival 2023, Estonia, 2023 (competition)

20th Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2023, China, 2023 (competition)