Vakha and Magomed

Poland2010documentary12'Picturing the world for 75 years. Lodz Film School Anniversary

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.

Film partner
directed by
Q&A guest, 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.

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