It's Good Like That

Poland | 2019 | fiction | 23 min. Short film competition National competition

This feature debut of Marcin Sauter, a renowned documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and a photographer, made following his own script and with his black and white photography is a visual masterpiece which escapes uniform interpretation. Adam Woronowicz plays the leading part. Nikodem wanders through the rugged tundra landscapes of Spitsbergen which include abandoned mines, fallen telegraph poles, old scrap metal and unused railway tracks twisted by frost. There is a desolate town at the end of the world occupied by seagulls, wind, wild animals and the lonely protagonist – a man lost in emptiness.

directed by

Marcin Sauter Festival guest

Photographer, cinematographer and film director. He was born in 1971 in Bydgoszcz. He is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers who has had several dozen individual photographic exhibitions. He teaches at the Wajda School. He is the founder of Bydgoska Kronika Filmowa, an educational and artistic initiative. His involvement with cinema started in 1997 with the collaboration with Maciej Cuske on the feature film "What Do You Think about It, Gałuszko?", which was followed by such documentaries as "Travelling Cinema" (2005), "North from Calabria" (2009) and "Hakawati" (2011). His recent picture, "Zhalanash – Empty Shore" (2017), has won a number of international film awards, including the Best Short Documentary Award at IDFA or the Grand Prix of Camerimage.

cinematography
Marcin Sauter
script
Marcin Sauter
cast
Adam Woronowicz, Karolina Gruszka, Piotr Nawrocki
music
Raphael Rogiński
sound
Marcin Lenarczyk
editing
Tymoteusz Wiskirski
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association), Mikołaj Pokromski (Pokromski Studio), (TVN Film)
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It's Good Like That