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Director:Michał Szcześniak
Screenplay: Michał Szcześniak
Photography: PrzemysŁaw Niczyporuk
Edition: Jacek Tarasiuk, Daniel Gąsiorowski
Sound: Radosław Ochnio, Fonograf
Music: Wioleta Szcześniak, Radosław Ochnio
Production: Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association, N Studio
Producers: Ewa Jastrzebska

Screenings

Wednesday 6th - 19:30
documentamadridCINETECA - PLATÓ
Audience Award vote

Thursday 7th - 19:00
documentamadridCINETECA - SALA BORAU



International Sales:
Krakow Film Foundation, Katarzyna Wilk - katarzyna@kff.com.pl, +48122946945

Punkt wyjscia (Starting Point)

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY
Michał Szcześniak
25' / 2014 / Poland
Web: polishdocs.pl/en/films/1459/
Poland
English and spanish subtitled

Audience vote 8.07

Character Aneta rebelled at the age of 19. She went to prison for murder. Nine year later, while serving her sentence, she takes up a job of a carer. Every day she leaves the prison to go to the nursing home to look after Helena who suffers from rheumatism. By talking to the old lady Aneta realises how much she has in life and starts to believe in herself before the hard test which is ahead of her.

Main Festivals & Awards

14th T-Mobile New Horizons / 22nd International Film Festival Camerimage, Poland, 2014 / 57th International Leipzig Festival for Documenatry and Animated Film DOK Leipzig, Germany / International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA 2014, The Netherlands (screening) / 20th Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania / Sundance FF, USA / TRT Documentary Awards, 2015, Turkey / Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 2015, Ukraine

Director's Biography

Michał Szcześniak is a director, screenwriter, writer and journalist. He was awarded a Polish Filmmakers Association young film artist’s grant in 2013. His short feature, A Boat, received numerous awards both in Poland and abroad and his screenplay, Goliath, as well as his play, Patrz: Wolnawola (Look. Free Will) and his most recent film, Sashka, Sashka, are all prize-winners as well. He is currently in pre-production for a full-length feature, Fisheye. His writings appear in the “TRENDY (Trends). Art of Living” monthly and his debut novel, Dlawilka (For the Wolf), is due out this year.

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