A Polish documentary film was noticed at the Croatian festival once again. This time, it was Mariusz Rusiński who returned from Zagreb with a prize. His very personal short documentary Sister of Mine received the Teen Dox Award.

ZagrebDox is an international film festival held in the Croatian capital since 2005. The organisers have set themselves the goal of promoting the most interesting domestic and foreign documentary productions. In addition to competition screenings, the program includes retrospectives and numerous special sections.

The awarded Sister of Mine follows Zuzia, an artistically gifted and very sensitive teenager struggling with drug addiction. Her brother, the film's director, decides to take a closer look at the family to understand what could have actually led to this situation. This is a story about both recovery and how much the relationships within a family influence the specific decisions of its members. The director directs the lens of the camera at his loved ones in their most intimate moments and tries to capture the flashpoints and sources of conflict and lack of mutual understanding.

You can find out more about the festival here.