A poetic and nostalgic portrait of a childhood seen through the eyes of siblings. A beautiful, sunny afternoon. A bunch of kids is playing football in the yard. Meanwhile in an closed apartment, a boy is looking after his younger sister. Behind the closed door the boy and the girl start a game of their own. What’s hidden behind children’s games?

  • Genre: Live action
  • Running time: 8
  • Year: 2018
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Daniel Stopa

Script: Daniel Stopa

DOP: Piotr Michalak

Editing: Daniel Stopa, Piotr Michalak

Production company: Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School


About the director:

Daniel Stopa

Daniel Stopa

Born on 11.08.1988. Directing student at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia. A graduate of film studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He collaborates with the Polish Docs project, promoting Polish documentary films in Poland and abroad. His interviews and texts devoted to Polish documentary film were published, including in Focus on Poland magazine and the Polish Docs platform. He collaborated with the Krakow Film Festival and Film Festival in Gdynia. He cooperated during shooting and editing of the films Brothers (dir. Wojciech Staroń), Opera about Poland (dir. Piotr Stasik), Andrew Warhol, My Factory (dir. Bogdan Dziworski, In production). In 2018 he made a short feature film Skinny. He also works on a short documentary for Munk Studio and documentary film Women in Kiosk (producer: Staron Film).

At festivals:

Camerimage International Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (competition)

16th BOGOSHORTS - Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia, 2018 (competition)

27th ART FILM FEST Košice, 2019 (competition)

18th DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo, 2019 (screening)

21st Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2019 (screening)

11mm International Football Film Festival Berlin, Germany, 2020 (competition)

Fastnet Film Festival 2020, Irland, 2020 (competition)

12th Fastnet Film Festival, Ireland, 2021 (competition)

Nòt Film Fest 2021, Italy, 2021 (screening)