Vakha and Magomed

Poland2010documentary12'75 lat patrzymy na świat. Jubileusz Szkoły Filmowej w Łodzi (2023)

A short documentary which portrays an everyday struggle of the two immigrants from Chechenya, Vakha and his son Magomed. The audience is given an opportunity to observe an everyday routine of the couple where, between the mundane chores, proofs of the true affection and care are exposed. Apart from depicting harsh reality of the newly arrived immigrants and their life in Warsaw (Poland), what is the most important one can see how the bond between the father and the son deepens and how, despite of the circumstances, they attempt to retain their identity. The life story of Vakha and Magomed is never fully told, it simply runs in the background and that's what helps to place some universal values up front.

directed by
Marta Prus, portret reżysera
Marta Prus

Director and screenwriter. She was born in 1987 in Warsaw. She is a graduate of Film Directing at the Film School in Łódź and the documentary course at the Wajda School. Her films include "Vakha and Magomed" (2010), "Eighteen Birthday" (2012), "Talk to Me" (2015) and "Hot and Cold" (2016). In collaboration with Telemark, she has made the series "Teen Mom Poland". She is a laureate of the Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding artistic achievement and the Wiesław Nowicki Prize for the most promising young filmmaker.

Mateusz Wajda
Marta Prus
Vakha Isupkhadzhiev, Magomed Isupkhadzhiev
Jacek Pająk, Victoria Ogneva, Marta Prus
Cecylia Pacura
(Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im. L.Schillera w Łodzi)
Kadr z filmu Vakha and Magomed