It Looks Pretty from a Distance

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    It Looks Pretty from a Distance

    Z daleka widok jest piękny

    Directed by

    Poland

    2011

    77 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • Best Film, Polish Competition, New Horizons IFF
    • Best Film / European Competition, Crossing Europe FF
    • Silver Apricot for Feature Film / International - Yerevan IFF

    Credits

    Cast
    Marcin Czarnik
    Agnieszka Podsiadlik
    Piotr Nowak
    Elżbieta Okupska
    Jerzy Łapiński
    Hanka Chojnacka
    Michał Pietrzak
    Oskar Karaś
    Beata Zygarlicka
    Waldemar Czyszak
    Dawid Wolski
    Screenplay
    Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal
    Cinematography
    Wilhelm Sasnal
    Aleksander Trafas
    Editing
    Beata Walentowska
    Production
    FILMPOLIS
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Press

    ... superb direction that emphasises the beauty that surrounds a modern hell

    Laurence Boyce, Screen International

    ... the intriguing artistic style draws you into the story and makes you stay with it

    Zsuzsanna Kiràly, Nisimazine

    Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal

    Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal

    Poland

    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).

    Selected Filmography