Superjednostka (Polish for Superunit) is a huge block of flats designed as a “housing machine”. Up to three thousand people can live on 15 floors of the building. The lifts only stop every three floors so the residents must go through a maze of corridors and stairs in order to get to their flats. The main characters of the documentary are people living in Superjednostka and going through important moments of their lives there. This is where their emotions throb, their expectations engender, and their desires come true… or not.

762 flat doors and 762 stories. We are opening only a few of them.


  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 20
  • Year: 2014
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Teresa Czepiec

Script: Teresa Czepiec

DOP: Paweł Dyllus

Editing: Jerzy Zawadzki

Production company: Wajda Studio


About the director:

Teresa Czepiec

Teresa Czepiec

Teresa Czepiec, director of short films, writer and storyboard artist. Worked as an architect both in Poland and North Ireland. Studied directing at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Graduated from the DOK PRO Documentary Programme in Wajda School and in visual arts from Le Fresnoy, France. Born in Belgium, works in Poland and France.

At festivals:

14th T-mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland, 2014 (competition)

57th DOK. Leipzig, Germany, 2014 (screening)

22nd International Film Festival Camerimage, Poland, 2014 (competition)

Festival dei Popoli - International Documentary FF, Italy, 2014 (competition)

9th ‘Punto de Vista’ IDFF, Spain, 2015 (competition)

Bergamo Film Meeting 2015, Italy, 2015 (competition)

16th Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, France, 2015 (competition)

7th FIDE - International Student Documentary Festival, France, 2015 (competition)

7th Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2015 (Special Mention)

It's All True - International Documentary FF, Brasil, 2015 (Best Short Documentary)

Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival, Germany, 2015 (screening)

Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria, 2015 (screening)

FIDÉ - Student Documentary IFF, Brazil, 2015 (competition)

DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada, 2015 (competition)

International Festival of Film and Urbanism "86", Ukraine, 2015 (competition)

DocAviv, Israel, 2015 (competition)

Festival Al Este de Lima, Peru, 2015 (screening)

Brooklyn Film Festival 2015, USA, 2015 (competition)

Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK, 2015 (competition)

43rd Huesca Film Festival, Spain, 2015 (Mención Especial)

A Corto di Donne - Women’s Short FF, Italy, 2015 (competition)

29th Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia, 2015 (competition)

Supetar Super Film Festival, Croatia, 2015 (competition)

19th Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA, 2015 (competition)

26th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2015 (competition)

14th International Best of Short Films Festival, France, 2015 (competition)

Logan Film Festival, USA, 2015 (screening)

International Short Film Festival of Lille, France, 2015 (competition)

IDFF "Flahertiana", Russia, 2015 (screening)

7th Baghdad International Film Festival, Iraq, 2015 (screening)

Astra Film Festival, Romania, 2015 (Prize for best cinematography)

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2015, The Netherlands, 2015 (competition)

24th dokumentART European Film festival for Documentaries, Germany , 2015 (screening)

51st Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2015 (screening)

4th Annual Laughlin International FF, USA, 2015 (competition)

22th FIJR Granada –International Short Film Festival, Spain, 2015 (competition)

Play Poland Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2015 (screening)

10th Miradas Doc - International Documentary Film Festival, Spain, 2015 (competition)

25th FilmFestival Cottbus, Germany, 2015 (screening)

27th Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2015 (competition)


32nd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany, 2015 (competition)

DOC NYC, USA, 2015 (competition)

18th Arpa International Film Festival, USA, 2015 (competition)

Anchorage International FF, USA, 2015 (Runner-up Short Documentary)

"Cinema Verite" Iran International Documentary FF, Iran, 2015 (competition)

MOV - II Festival Internacional de Cinema Universitário de Pernambuco, Brazil, 2015 (Best Creation of Atmosphere)

Tenerife Shorts FF 2015, Spain, 2015 (competition)

Slamdance FF, USA, 2016 (competition)

Sioux Land Film Festival, USA, 2016 (screening)

One World IHR Documentary FF, Czech Republic, 2016 (competition)

22nd International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany, 2016 (screening)

Greenpoint Film Festival, USA, 2016 (screening)

AmDocs - American Documentary Film Festival 2016, USA, 2016 (competition)

40th Atlanta Film Festival, USA, 2016 (screening)

28th Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2016 (screening)

23rd Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA, 2016 (competition)

23rd Chicago Underground FF, USA, 2016 (competition)

7th Al Este de Lima Film Festival, Peru, 2016 (screening)

Talking About Borders International Drama Contest Nurnberg, Germany , 2016 (screening)

Filmmixer Independent FF, Slovenia, 2016 (screening)

Inte Cinema Festival, Italy, 2016 (competition)

2nd PerSo - Perugia Social Film Festival, Italy, 2016 (Perso Masterpiece)

Baghdad IFF, Iraq, 2016 (competition)

Encounters - 23rd Short Film & Animation Festival, UK, 2017 (screening)

Bogotá Short Film Festival BOGOshorts, Colombia, 2017 (screening)

Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Denmark, 2018 (screening)

Quebec City Film Festival 2019, Canada, 2019 (screening)

5. Cuzco Underground Cinema Festival, 2020, USA, 2020 (screening)