HERCULES

POLISH TITLE: HERKULES

A compelling portrait of a lame nine-year-old boy named Krzys, nicknamed “Hercules” by his friends. The boy supports his whole family: his grandmother and his unemployed parents. His mother once worked at a butcher’s shop, and his father in a mine. Krzys collects and sells scrap metal, which he carries to a crumbling house near the coal-train tracks. His parents drink and watch television. Then a great event comes in Krzys’s life: his First Holy Communion...
 

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Polska
RUNNING TIME:
27'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Lidia Duda
SCRIPT:
Lidia Duda
DOP:
Robert Jażdżyk
EDITOR:
Krzysztof Szcześniak
PRODUCTION:
Telewizja Polska - Agencja Produkcji Audycji Telewizyjnych

Lidia Duda »

Lidia Duda - screenwriter and documentary film director. Her achievements include a number of important documentaries. Twice she received the Grand Prix at the Krakow Film Festival for her film "Hercules" (2005) and "Entangled" (2012). Grand Prix winner, among others: In Chicago, New York, Huston, Istanbul, Mexico, Moscow, Banff, Canton, Prague. Duda is a Grand Press laureate for "At us in Pietraszach". Has worked as an independent artist for several years. Member of the Association of Polish Filmmakers, Polish Academy of Film and Polish Documentary Film Directors Guild.