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Festival in Media
Section: Country in Focus: Poland
Country: Poland 
Year: 2015

 

Nowy swiat

90 min, color

Director Elżbieta Benkowska, Michał Wawrzecki, Łukasz Ostalski Screenplay Monika Dembinska, Elżbieta Benkowska, Izabela Aleksandrowicz, Maksymilian Nowicki Cinematography Sławomir Witek, Cezary Stolecki, Piotr Pawlus Editing Irena Siedlar Music Jerzy Rogiewicz Cast Olga Kavalay-Aksyonova, Julian Świeżewski, Dariusz Majchrzak, Hassan Akkouch, Irena Melcer, Karina Minaeva, Żora Leszczenko, Stanislav Boklan

It's not a romantic comedy because here love is more profound. It's not a drama because no one is complaining at their fate. It's a story of three young immigrants who try to find their place in a new world... in Poland. An Afghan with a post-war trauma, a Ukrainian lost and confused by her own body and a Belarusian who's running away from painful love. What do we have in common with them? Everything. What divides us from them? Everything.

Production:
Akson Studio

 

Elżbieta Benkowska

A graduate of the directing department in the Gdynia Film School and Slavic studies at the Gdańsk University. Her diploma film “Olena” was qualified in the short film competition at the 66th International Film Festival in Cannes, “Short Film Palme d'Or”.

 

 

 

 

 

Elżbieta Benkowska

2013 Olena (Short)

2015 The New World 

 

Łukasz Ostalski

The graduate of social studies department at the University of Gdańsk. An award winning press photographer. In 2013 he graduated from the directing department at Gdynia Film School. His diploma film “Mother” has won numerous awards at Polish and international film festivals.

Łukasz Ostalski

2013 Mother (Short)

2015 The New World 

 

Michał Wawrzecki

A theatre and film director, scriptwriter, the author of short fiction and documentary films. The graduate of the directing and production department at the Katowice Film School as well as the Cracow Script School.

 

Michał Wawrzecki

2014 Gorzko! (Short)

2015The New World