BEST DOCUMENTARIES FROM MUNK STUDIO
Screening: 24.10., g. 14
1. STARTING POINT, dir. Michał Szcześniak, Poland 2014, 26’
Aneta ‘rebelled to the max’ at the age of nineteen and wound up in prison for murder. Nine years later, her daily routine takes her from behind the walls of the prison to a care home for the elderly. One of the residents, Helena, has been ill ever since infancy. She is fascinated by the phenomenon which is Aneta. In her opinion, the young woman has everything she could want for. And so Helena, whose knowledge of the world has come “from the windows of hospitals and coaches”, avidly asks Aneta about her life. A test awaits Aneta… and help will come from Helena.
2. A VISIT, dir. Matej Bobrik, Poland 2013, 11’
This Welfare Home is situated near the Polish and Belarusian border. Surrounded by magical forest, far away from civilization, residents of the Home lead peaceful and quiet life. It seems the only variance in their life is the Sunday family visits. From the early morning they start to prepare for the families' arrival. However, with every passing hour, the hope to see their relatives diminishes. The residents have no choice but to believe their visitors have lost their way in the forest, but will surely come back next week.