Background



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"Great feelings
of intimacy and closeness."

“Touching and formally sophisticated tale”

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Millennium Docs Against Gravity

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"Witty"
"Revealing"
"Amusing"

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Paweł Łoziński
Polish Documentalist

Beautiful and well-thought-out combination of form and content”

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Jacek Bławut
Polish Documentalist

Story

In Touch is a story of people from a little Polish village called Stare Juchy (in Polish: Old Blood). The village is located in Masuria, area often referred as ‘’The Land of Thousand Lakes’’. Around 400 people from this village have emigrated to Iceland since the 80’s and nobody has returned.

Those who stayed behind - most of them from the older generation - are hoping for the reunion. But by now their children and grandchildren are settling into new lives on the other side of Europe. The distance separating them is great and the journey expensive, so they don’t get to hug each other very often. The best alternative is intensive contact by Skype.

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Credits

Production NUR
Co-production JOIN MOTION PICTURES, TVP, MX35, OXYMORON, WIDOK
A POLISH FILM INSTITUTE Co-financed Production
An ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE Co-financed Production
Co-financed by MARSHAL OF WARMIŃSKO-MAZURSKIE VOIVODESHIP - GUSTAW MAREK BRZEZIN
and WARMIA MASURIA FILM FUND
Production Partner MUNICIPAL CENTER FOR CULTURE, BYDGOSZCZ
Director of photography FILIP DROŻDŻ
Editor DOROTA WARDĘSZKIEWICZ
Location sound recordist PAWEŁ SZYGENDOWSKI
Music composed and arranged by ÁRNI VALUR KRISTINSSON, MARTINA BERTONI
Sound mix and sound post production PIOTR KUBIAK
Producers ŁUKASZ DŁUGOŁĘCKI, HAUKUR M
Co-producer ANTON MÁNI SVANSSON
Director PAWEŁ ZIEMILSKI

Polish Premiere

Screenings at 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2019:

10-19 MAY 2019 WARSAW

10-19 MAY WROCŁAW

10-19 MAY LUBLIN

12-19 MAY BYDGOSZCZ

17-26 MAY GDYNIA


We would love to see you there!

Bio

Paweł Ziemilski


Born in 1981, graduated from the the Łódź National Film School and from the Wajda School in Warsaw. Short documentary and fiction films he made so far received wide publicity at numerous film festivals around the world and got many prestigious awards. His documentary “Rogalik’ got IDFA nomination in 2012. It has also been shown and awarded at festivals such as Zagreb Dox, Alcine Festival (First Prize), festivals in Oberhausen, Beijing, Bucharest, Cracow and others. Apart from directing, Paweł Ziemilski is involved in social animation, organizing workshops for so-called troubled youth. His latest “In Touch” documentary got a Mid-Length Special Jury Award at IDFA 2018.

NUR


is a foundation established by three people from Poland and Iceland, during their studies in The National Polish Film School in Lodz, Poland. The Foundation deals with initiating and supporting artistic activity as well as film production. Apart from the implementation (with the support of the PWSFTviT) of numerous short films, NUR is responsible for the production of the feature film “Dear Child” (Polish-British-Brazilian co-production in Brazil, premiere: 2019), production of Paweł Ziemilski’s latest documentary “In Touch” (Polish-Icelandic co-production which won Special Jury Prize for Mid-Length Documentary at International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam IDFA 2018), as well as the next film by Jagoda Szelc titled “Delicate Balance of Terror” (premiere planned for 2020). The Foundation is also responsible for organizing interdisciplinary cultural events under the name of “Ravekjavik”.

Technical info

Title: In Touch / Documentary film by Paweł Ziemilski
Genre: art-house, social, experimental
Duration: 62 min.
World Premiere: IDFA 2018
Location: Poland - Iceland
Format: 16:9, 2K, colour sound: 5.1
production: NUR

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