The documentary by Jan P. Matuszyński, "Deep Love" won the Documentary Competition at the 36th International Film Festival in Moscow. The closing and award ceremony was held last Saturday, on 28th June.

Last weekend ended the 36th edition of the International Film Festival in Moscow. The film "Deep Love" by Jan P. Matuszyński, produced by HBO Europe, Otter Films and Cor Leonis Production, was awarded with the Silver George award for the Best Film of the Documentary Film Competition. The Polish film competed with seven other films qualified for the Documentary Competition. The films were evaluated by the jury consisting of Sean McAllister - the chairman (Great Britain), Amir Labaki (Brasil) and Alina Rudnitskaya (Russia).

The protagonist of "Deep Love" is a confident sixty-year-old man, Janusz, a very active person, keen diver with outstanding achievements. Janusz suffers a stroke, as a result of which he is paralysed. Thanks to rehabilitation and the help of his partner Asia, he starts to move and to function more and more effectively. However, he still has serious problems with communication, and the only person who understand his speech is Asia, who becomes a translator between him and the world. What excites and motivates him to continue the struggle is his great dream - he wants to dive again, even though it is a serious threat to his health and life. His aim is the journey to the beautiful, but also perilous Blue Hole, which is a challenge even for a healthy diver.

It is worth adding that last month the film by Jan P. Matuszyński won the Silver Hobby-Horse for the best documentary film in the National Competition at the 54th Krakow Film Festival. 

You can find more information about the films awarded at the 36th International Film Festival in Moscow here.