Somewhere in Europe, somewhere in Poland lives Paweł - a simple man working on a small river ferry close to his village. He spends most of his day taking the villagers to the other side of the river. Every day looks the same, but one day he notices somebody traversing the river by swimming. This person is Mohammad, an immigrant from Palestine. There is finally somebody Paweł can talk to.

Director's Biography

Damian Kocur is a graduate of cinematography at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty Film School of the University of Silesia in Katowice. His movies were shown and prized at numerous festivals all over the World (AFI DOCS, Camerimage, Gdynia FF, Watersprite FF). He has made documentaries and short fiction films.

2020 - BEYOND IS THE DAY, short fiction
2019 - MY HEART, short fiction
2018 - 1410, short fiction
2017 - NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, short fiction
2016 - THE RETURN, short fiction
2015 - WHAT I WANT, short fiction
2014 - 21 DAYS, short documentary
2013 - LESSON, short fiction

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Damian Kocur

Written by: Damian Kocur

Produced by: Damian Kocur, Michal Sadowski

Cinematography: Damian Kocur

Editing: Pawel Laskowski, Damian Kocur

Production Design: Kamila Psciuk-Glazer

Costume Design: Malgorzata Zablocka

Sound: Jakub Jerszynski

Main Cast: Mohammad A Issa (Mohammad), Pawel Bloch (Paweł)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2021