At the Datcha / Na Działce

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.


Country of Production

Year of Production

Digi Beta Pal

26 min

Thierry Paladino

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)