Poland / 2020 / fiction / 30' / National Competition

“The prophecy of Saint Ichthys, verse 6.13. Madness will fall upon your world, your eyes will become fogged and fire will devour your land. Your children will be born astride and most of them will die in your women’s wombs. Hunger will eat up your bodies and darkness will eat up your souls and the former and the latter as well as all that I have said will happen if you take what is not yours”. This ominous prophecy begins a story about an angler that must save his community from the end of the world. The film, subtle and apocalyptic, tells a topical story about the bond between Nature and Man and about how easy it is to destroy the delicate balance between these forces. Intriguing and unobvious, the picture is a part of the ecological debate, not without elements of humour.

directed by
Michał CiechomskiQ&A guest

Graduate of the Faculty of Aviation and Space Sciences at the Warsaw University of Technology. In parallel, he studied Film Directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice to become, after Howard Hughes, the second aviator and director. In his work, he uses a variety of media and forms, which allows him to explore new directions. He has made the following feature films: "Consecration", "At Auntie Leonia" and "Love", as well as documentaries: "Hunting" and "The Story of a Short Duration".

Paweł Grabarek
Michał Ciechomski
animated by
Kacper Buratyński
Mirosław Haniszewski, Anna Krotoska, Cezary Studniak, Maja Pankiewicz, Krzysztof Franieczek, Michał Wójtowicz, Jerzy Janeczek
Bogumił Misala
Bartek Grzybkowski
Agnieszka Białek
Krystyna Doktorowicz (Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego)