THE SOIL

POLISH TITLE: ZIEMIA

REPRESENTED BY KFF

A beautifully illustrated story of a contemporary village and its unconventional dwellers who are of different age, but have one thing in common – their strong attachment to folk culture. ‘The Soil’ is a picturesque documentary, attuned to the rhythm of nature and regularly-changing landscapes. Its authors can notice the beauty of inapparent aspects of rural life and do not shy away from powerful juxtapositions in editing. In this film, music is as important as images, since it accompanies the protagonists during key events in their lives and helps them to come to terms with their emotions.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
71'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Zuzanna Solakiewicz
SCRIPT:
Zuzanna Solakiewicz, Zvika Gregory Portnoy
DOP:
Zvika Gregory Portnoy
EDITOR:
Zuzanna Solakiewicz
SOUND:
Marcin Lenarczyk
PRODUCTION:
KIJORA / Anna Gawlita
COPRODUCTION:
Telewizja Polska, Endorfina Studio, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe

Zuzanna Solakiewicz »

Writer and director. She graduated in Humanities, University of Warsaw. Between 2005 and 2009 lived in Israel and studied film directing at the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School in Jerusalem. Completed an internship at the Lodz Film School

Her feature-length creative documentary "15 corners of the world" won Festival del film Locarno 2014 – Critic’s Week Award, Best Documentary Award at Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, and many others.

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