New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes

Sunday 19 May, 2019 - 10:00 - 12:00 - Palais K - Level 4, Palais des Festivals

Polish Days, co-organized with the Polish Film Institute, is the most important industry event of the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław. It consists of presentations and screenings of the latest Polish films to international industry representatives. Polish Days 2019 will be held July 30 – August 1 during the 19th edition of the New Horizons IFF.


Contact: Weronika Czołnowska;; +48 532 132 452.


Documentary – Polish – 60′

Directed by : Maciej ŚLĘZAK

Produced by : Dawid WAWRZYSZYN (DayDream Production)​

Country of production : Poland 

Synopsis : Post-Communist Poland, an era where times were tough, gruelling, and grey. Sneakers were the only connection to the Western world. The need drove groups to become individualist, evolving and calling the shots in the sneaker industry.


Feature film – Polish – 100′

Directed by : Leszek DAWID

Produced by : Maciej RZĄCZYŃSKI & Krzysztof RZĄCZYŃSKI & Dawid JANICKI & Paweł RYMARZ (East Studio Sp. z o.o.)

Country of production : Poland

Synopsis : Maciek Berbeka makes the first winter ascent of Broad Peak in 1988. However, it turns out that he had ‘only’ reached the Rocky Summit. Twenty-four years later, Maciek receives a call, after which he decides to join the new expedition to Broad Peak.

I NEVER CRY (Jak najdalej stąd)

Feature film – Polish, English – 90′

Directed by : Piotr DOMALEWSKI

Produced by : Jan KWIECIŃSKI (Akson Studio), Julie RYAN (MK1 Productions)

Country of production : Poland & Ireland 

Synopsis : After learning about the death of her father, a builder working abroad, the seventeen-year old Ola has to travel to Ireland to bring his body back to Poland.

THE ANTARCTIC SYNDROME  (Syndrom zimowników)                    

Documentary – Polish – 73′

Directed by : Piotr JAWORSKI  

Produced by : Janusz SKAŁKOWSKI & Kamil SKAŁKOWSKI (Kalejdoskop Film)

Country of production : Poland.​

Synopsis : The forgotten, pioneering experiment of a military psychologist, who studied limits of human psyche under the conditions of the Antarctic isolation.


Documentary – Polish, English, Spanish – 90′

Directed by : Marcin BORCHARDT ​

Produced by : Karolina GALUBA & Małgorzata MAŁYSA (Furia Film)

Country of production : Poland.​

Synopsis : Evita Peron’s private pilot, Richard Nixon’s press officer, Queen Elisabeth’s guest of honour, the first journalist to interview Fidel Castro. Living in the communist Poland, where people have no passports. Meet Tony Halik – the legend and the liar.