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    Ikona

    Directed by

    Poland

    2016

    51 min

    • Polish

    Documentary

    “Where is the human soul? Is it in the heart? In the brain? Or maybe elsewhere?”, wonders an old doctor who has spent his life working at a psychiatric hospital in the Siberian countryside. The place, which was inaccessible for film crews, can be shown thanks to its residents, some of whom spent several decades at the hospital. This discreet and, at the same time, insightful observation of the patients’ daily lives transforms into meditation on the human nature, which is not entirely penetrable.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Prize, Golden Hobby-Horse, Polish Society of Cinematographers, Polish Filmmakers Association and Maciej Szumowski Awards - Krakow FF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Wojciech Kasperski
    Cinematography
    Łukasz Żal
    Editing
    Tymoteusz Wiskirski
    Music
    Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
    Production
    DELTA FILM
    Wojciech Kasperski

    Wojciech Kasperski

    Poland

    Director, screenwriter and producer. A graduate of the Film Directing Faculty at the Film School in Łódź, he also studied Philosophy at Gdańsk University and took part in courses organised at NFTS in Beaconsfield, La Fémis in Paris and VGIK in Moscow. His documentary debut THE SEEDS (2005) brought him over 40 awards. His subsequent pictures, such as CHASM (2009), THE REFUGE CITY (2006) and A HOUSE AT THE END OF THE ROAD (2013), were screened at the festivals across the world. His feature-length debut THE HIGH FRONTIER entered cinema distribution in 2016. His documentary ICON premiered at Krakow FF in the same year and won several awards.

    Selected Filmography