The Rocking Horses

Poland2022documentary30'National Competition

A touching, warm and painfully accurate portrait of a person with mental disability. We observe the protagonist during her classes and therapies, we learn about her family situation, we get to know what she dreams of and what she does in her everyday life. Animation brings Ewa’s drawings to life and helps us to see the world though her eyes. We may not be able to fully understand her but thanks to Marcin Lesisz’s film we may at least get closer to her. We may realise what kind of problems she faces and notice the person, not the illness; the person who has the right to be who she wants to be.

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Marcin LesiszQ&A guest

Director and cinematographer. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Cinematography at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School of the University of Silesia. His film Goran the Camel Man has been screened at festivals in Poland and abroad, winning a number of awards. He is the producer and cinematographer of the short feature film Ricochets. He also works as a cinematographer and camera operator on spots, documentaries, features and TV series.

cinematography
Marcin Lesisz
script
Marcin Lesisz
animated by
Artur Hanaj
protagonists
Ewa Werfel Q&A guest, Genowefa Werfel Q&A guest, Józef Werfel Q&A guest
music
Konrad Rogiński
sound
Grzegorz Kubaszko, Marcin Czapka, Iga Kałduńska
editing
Marcin Sucharski
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association), Małgorzata Domin, Dominika Mandla (Domino Film)
Photo
Kadr z filmu The Rocking Horses