The Land

© kRaj, dir M. Ślesicki, M. Motyka, F. Hillesland, V. Andersson, dis Film Velvet Spoon, photo D. László-Gulyás

reż|dir Maciej Ślesicki, Mateusz Motyka, Filip Hillesland, Veronica Andersson | PL | 2021 | 103 min
prod|pro Maciej Ślesicki, Michał Kujawa scen|wr Maciej Ślesicki, Veronica Andersson, Mateusz Motyka zdj|ph Mateusz Pastewka, Stanisław Wójcik, Łukasz Suchocki, Mats Helgesson muz|mus Paweł Skorupka mon|ed Piotr Gorszczyński ob|cast Krzysztof Stroiński, Bartłomiej Nowosielski, Tomasz Włosok, Marian Dziędziel, Grażyna Barszczewska, Arkadiusz Detmer, Lidia Sadowa, Joanna Niemirska, Sebastian Cybulski, Kazik Mazur, Daria Polasik-Bułka, Marta Ścisłowicz, Adam Bobik, Monika Janik,J adwiga Jankowska –Cieślak, Danuta Borsuk, Remigiusz Jankowski, Tomasz Schimschiener, Konrad Kapica dys|dis Film Velvet Spoon


A humorous and surprising black comedy. One country is the backdrop to a multithreaded story. Four directors tell six stories, each of which can be explored separately, but all of which come together as a whole. Mundane, everyday situations take an unexpected turn. The road bandit, the IRS audit, the mean boss, the annoying neighbor, the unpaid rent tenant – the perverse, wild stories require extraordinary resilience from the characters.

Maciej Ślesicki (1966), Polish director, producer, and educator. He graduated from the Department of Radio and Television Production at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Co-founder of the Warsaw Film School. His directing credits include such features as "Dad" (1995) or "Sara" (1997) with Bogusław Linda, and the popular TV series "13 posterunek" (1997-1998). Initiator of many actions supporting film debuts. Head of Paisa Films film studio.

Mateusz Motyka (1992), Polish director of the young generation. He studied Victorian and American literature at the University of Tromsø. After becoming a translator, he worked as an illustrator and animator. In 2015, he began his studies at the Warsaw Film School. His first short film 'Maliny' won the Best Polish Student Short Film award at the 2017 Manchester ISFF.

Filip Hillesland (1991), Polish director and scriptwriter of the young generation with Norwegian roots, graduate of directing at the Warsaw Film School. He also studied psychology at the SWPS University. Creator of short films "Tropical Island" and "Toast" awarded at Polish and international festivals, including Gdynia Film Festival and ShortFest in Palm Springs. He is currently working on a script for a feature film in the horror/thriller genre. In recent years, he has also worked as Second Director and Assistant Director with such filmmakers as Magdalena Łazarkiewicz and Maciej Ślesicki.

Veronica Andersson, director, screenwriter and actress, born in Sweden with Polish roots. She has appeared in Swedish feature films and commercials. She studied directing at the Warsaw Film School, political science, gender studies and social anthropology at the Philosophy Department of Linköpings Universitet in Sweden, and acting at Calle Flygare Teater Skola in Stockholm. Director of the films 'Wyzwolenie' and 'Wiki', awarded at international short film festivals.

Maciej Ślesicki
2021 kRaj|The Land
2010 Trzy minuty. 21:37
2003 Show
1997 Sara
1995 Tato|Dad

Mateusz Motyka, Filip Hillesland, Veronica Andersson
2021 kRaj|The Land

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