On the 14th of September, the Atlantic International Film Festival ended in Colombia. Among the award-winning films, there is the documentary film "Sisters" by Michał Hytroś.

This year, over 1300 films from 91 countries all around the world were submitted to the Colombian Atlantic International Film Festival. 46 of them were invited to participate in the festival. Among the selected and later awarded films, there was the film "Sisters" by Michał Hytroś - the film won the best film award in the short documentary film category.

Behind a huge, 800-year-old wall, in the oldest enclosed nunnery in Poland - the Benedictine nunnery in Staniątki near Krakow -  the lives of 12 nuns are going on, the average age of whom is 70. Despite their old age and the world outside the wall, changing at a mad pace, every day they try to subordinate their lives to the rule "ORA et LABORA," invented over 10 centuries ago. Our protagonists, the sisters Anuncjata and Benedykta (40 years in the nunnery), with their characteristic charm, introduce us to the world behind the wall, telling us about their lives and the decisions which they made. They show us the world of the convent with all its shades, totally devoid of stereotypes, often touching and amusing at the same time. This is a film about silence told in a particularly loud way.

You can read more about the awards here.