At the Datcha / Na Działce

At the Datcha

A warm portrait of a family spending a weekend outside the city. Despite the minimal comfort at their datcha, their happiness is purely visible. By mixing poetry and the absurd, Thierry Paladino offers entertaining comic situations. A burlesque, bucolic film takes its inspiration from the beginnings of the cinema and gradually reveals the filmmaker’s great tenderness for his characters.

Details

Country of Production
Poland

Year of Production
2006

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
26 min

Director
Thierry Paladino

Production
The Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing

Original Language
without words

Festivals / Awards

Int. Documentary Film Festival Guangzhou 2006
Trieste Film Festival 2006
Visions du Réel 2007
Cracow Film Festival 2007
Film Festival Huesca 2007
DOK Leipzig 2006
Vilnius Shorts 2007 (Grand Prix)
Mediawave Gyor 2007 (Special Prix of Barka Theatre)
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2007 (Golden Medal)