End of Natalka's World

Poland2023documentary52'Konkurs polski (2023)

Natalka is a bright nine-year old narrator of this Silesian story. She lives with her family in the little village of Nieboczowy, which in fact disappeared from the map in 2020 – all the residents were resettled as the area was to be used as a construction site for a retention reservoir. The region had been frequently flooded and after the flood of the millennium, the final decision was made. The residents, some of whom had spent their entire lives in the village, had to leave their homes, which were emptied of all the belongings and then demolished. For some people, it is their private end of the world.

directed by
Anna Urbańczyk

Anna Urbańczyk was born in 1984 in Bytom. She holds a degree in art and cultural history from the Faculty of History at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. She received a scholarship to the Faculty of Lettere e Filosofia at the University of Ferrara, studying theater and classical drama. Since 2018, she has been a member of the Association of Polish Filmmakers. In 2019, she graduated in film directing from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Film School in Katowice, Poland.

Aleksander Krzystyniak, Maciej Kochajewski
Anna Urbańczyk
animated by
Anna Skoczeń
Michał Sarapata, Mateusz Sarapata
Michał Korzeniowski
Michał Niedzielski, Marta Ossowska
Aneta Zagórska (Film Kraków Sp. z o. o.)
Kadr z filmu End of Natalka's World