Unfolding in a secluded Polish village by the woods and a river "Z daleka widok jest piękny" (It looks pretty from a distance) is a love story between a scrapper and a girl. In an air of ubiquitous secrecy the villagers and the couple live their usual dull lives of hardship until the scrapper vanishes. His disappearance triggers a chain of unexpected events. In the strikingly beautiful surroundings, under the schorching sun human evil surfaces.
- Best Film, Polish Competition, New Horizons IFF
- Best Film / European Competition, Crossing Europe FF
- Silver Apricot for Feature Film / International - Yerevan IFF
- Marcin Czarnik
- Agnieszka Podsiadlik
- Piotr Nowak
- Elżbieta Okupska
- Jerzy Łapiński
- Hanka Chojnacka
- Michał Pietrzak
- Oskar Karaś
- Beata Zygarlicka
- Waldemar Czyszak
- Dawid Wolski
- Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal
- Wilhelm Sasnal
- Aleksander Trafas
- Beata Walentowska
- NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
... superb direction that emphasises the beauty that surrounds a modern hell
... the intriguing artistic style draws you into the story and makes you stay with it
What I think is important is not to distinguish history from the present day – it has a continuity and an influence on our life these days.
Both born in Tarnów, Poland, Anka Sasnal and Wilhelm Sasnal have signed numerous films together including SWINEHERD (2008), IT LOOKS PRETTY FROM A DISTANCE (2011), which was selected in Rotterdam, ALEKSANDER (2013) and PARASITE (2014).