The Tough

Direction
Year
2019
Country
  • Poland
Runtime
14min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

The Tough carries a lot of meanings: defiant, vicious, resistant, relentless, strong, resilient, cold, hard. The film's protagonist had a good reason to choose this name for his discovery - a place he has to face where he tangibly learns about all those characteristics, and also literally the hard way. It stirs his imagination while abruptly and obsessively pushing him forward. The camera follows him, step by step, taking part in the exploration of spaces never seen before, which increasingly resist the delicate human matter.

The main character of the movie is Jarosław Surmacz, one of the discoverer of Harda (The Tough) Cave in the Tatra Mountains in Poland.

Details

  • Original Title
    Harda / ENG version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marcin Polar
  • Cast
    Jarosław Surmacz
  • Cinematography
    Marcin Polar
  • Editing
    Aleksandra Gowin
  • Sound
    Michał Fojcik
  • Runtime
    14 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • IDFA 2019, The Netherlands
    • Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2019
    • Sundance FF, USA, 2019
    • 59th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2019
    • 11th Creative Documentary Film Festival MakeDox, Macedonia, 2020
    • Nordic Adventure FF, Denmark, 2019
  • Awards
    • Nordic Adventure FF, Denmark, 2019 - Best Short Film of The Year
    • XXXIV Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia, 2020 - Best Short Documentary
    • Dutch Mountain FF, The Netherlands, 2020 - Spiegel Best Newcomer
    • 13th BBK Mendi Bilbao-Bizkaia Mountain Film Festival, Spain, 2020 - Best Director Award
    • 3rd Short Sounds Film Festival, UK, 2020 Best Sound Editing Award

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