“21 x New York” by Piotr Stasik amongst 6 European documentaries nominated for this year’s European Film Awards! The winner will be announced during the official ceremony on 10 December in Wroclaw.
From among hundreds of submitted titles, the members of EFA selected the list of 15 titles, from among which, 6 nominations were chosen. A new documentary film by Piotr Stasik is the only Polish film on this list.
A new documentary film by Piotr Stasik opened this year’s edition of the Festival and was very favourably received. In the prestigious ranking in the Festival Newspaper, recognised film critics: Tue Steen Müller (Filmkommentaren.dk), Will Tizard (“Variety”), Truls Lie (“NY TID”), Paweł T. Felis (“Gazeta Wyborcza”), Krzysztof Kwiatkowski (“Wprost”) and Janusz Wróblewski (“Polityka”) unanimously awarded the film the highest score possible, which unquestionably gave it the first place among feature-length documentary films, shown within the frames of the Festival. “21 x New York” was given official recommendation by Krakow Film Festival.
The documentary film by Piotr Stasik is an intimate portrait of the city and its inhabitants. We get acquainted with the protagonists in the New York City subway, and we follow them to the surface in order to learn more about their lives, desires, passions, hopes and dreams – sometimes squandered, and sometimes still waiting for fulfilment. The collection of stories forms an emotional tale about loneliness which accompanies human beings living in the Western society of the 21st century.
Films nominated for EFA Documentary:
21 X NEW YORK, Piotr Stasik
A FAMILY AFFAIR, Tom Fassaert
FIRE AT SEA, Gianfranco Rosi
MR. GAGA, Tomer Heymann
THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED, Pieter-Jan De Pue
S IS FOR STANLEY, Alex Infascelli