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Section: Country in Focus: Poland
Country: Poland /Sweden
Year: 2015


Obce Niebo

106 min, color

Director Dariusz Gajewski Screenplay Dariusz Gajewski, Michał Godzic Cinematography Monika Lenczewska Editing Joanna Macha Music Marcin Masecki, Candelaria Saenz Valiente
Cast Agnieszka Grochowska, Bartłomiej Topa, Ewa Fröling, Tanja Lorentzon, Gerhard Hoberstorfer

Social thriller built on misunderstandings of people acting in good faith but with contradictory goals. Basia and Marek are a young couple of Polish immigrants in Sweden. One innocent lie triggers a family drama; their daughter is taken away by social services. The couple can't agree on how to fight with ruthless procedures of a modern state. Feeling powerless and desperate, they decide to act beyond the law.

TAK FILM SP. Z O.O. in association with TVN S.A., Agora S.A., East of the West Cinema AB., LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek I Wspólnicy Co-financed by Polish Film Institute
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Dariusz Gajewski


Dariusz Gajewski is a film director, screenwriter and producer. After graduating from Lodz Film School he directed numerous documentaries including THE CONVOY (KONWÓJ) awarded at the Krakow Film Festival in 1999. In 2003 his professional feature debut WARSZAWA received numerous awards in Polish and international competitions (Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Screenplay at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Special Jury Award in Svietlogorsk Film Festival in 2005 and many more). WARSZAWA was screened at 27 film festivals around the world. In 2008 he has directed the Polish-Austrian coproduction MR. KUKA’S ADVICE (LEKCJA PANA KUKI).










2003 Warsaw (Warszawa)

2008 Mr. Kuka’s Advice (Lekcje Pana Kuki)

2015 Strange Heaven (Obce Niebo)