Wrocław puts spotlight on newcomers

Article published on Aug. 8, 2009
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Article published on Aug. 8, 2009
The Era New Horizons Film Festival in Wrocław (July 23-August 2) provided the opportunity for music video-making duo Bolesław Pawica and Jarosław Szoda to make their cinematic debut.

Their first narrative feature, Miracle Seller, takes as its starting point a rather conventional story: Stefan, a hardened alcoholic trying to give up his vice once and for all, undergoes a true inner transformation when he meets two children.

The originality of the story (penned by screenwriter Mitko Panov) lies in its social context: the children come from Dagestan and dream of visiting their father, who lives in France. Stefan sees their desire as his mission and decides to help them cross the borders illegally, from East to West.

Read the article and see the programme on Cineuropa.org