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Directed by Wojciech Kasperski

  • Poland 2016; 51 min
  • Original version: Polish
  • Genre: Documentary
    • FIPRESCI Prize, Golden Hobby-Horse, Polish Society of Cinematographers, Polish Filmmakers Association and Maciej Szumowski Awards - Krakow FF


“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.



    Wojciech Kasperski