“FURY” GETS SPECIAL MENTION AT SLAMDANCE
The jurors of the American Slamdance Film Festival appreciated the documentary by Krzysztof Kasior.
Slamdance Film Festival is one of the world's largest independent film festivals. It has been organised in Park City, Utah since 1995. The first edition was put together by a group of rebellious filmmakers whose films did not get into Sundance's program. Feeling the need to show their own films, they organised their own festival with the motto “by filmmakers, for filmmakers”
Krzysztof Kasior's Fury tells the story of Ola who dreams of becoming a professional fighter. She'd like to finally get out of her provincial housing estate, leave behind neighbourhood dramas, and start living on her own. She gives her best at training and her dream slowly begins to materialise. But there are also obstacles: as the stakes rise, so does the stress; there are more injuries and conflicts. To make it, the girl has to give up her private life, although she also desperately craves closeness and affection. How much will she be able to sacrifice to win the coveted championship belt?
Kasior's documentary isn't the only Polish production awarded at the festival. The animated film I'm Here by Julia Orlik won in its category. You can read more about it here.
A list of all awarded films can be found on the festival's website.