Scene from the film Starting Point
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Starting Point

  • Poland
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Aneta rebelled at the age of 19. She went to prison for murder. Nine year later, while serving her sentence, she takes up a job of a carer. Every day she leaves the prison to go to the nursing home to look after Helena who suffers from rheumatism. By talking to the old lady Aneta realises how much she has in life and starts to believe in herself before the hard test which is ahead of her.


  • Original Title
    Punkt wyjścia
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Michał Szcześniak, Katarzyna Bonda
  • Cast
    Aneta Cieślik
  • Cinematography
    Przemysław Niczyporuk
  • Editing
    Jacek Tarasiuk, Daniel Gąsiorowski
  • Music
    Wioleta Szcześniak, Radosław Ochnio
  • Sound
    Radosław Ochnio, Fonograf
  • Runtime
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 30th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2014
    • IDFA 2014, The Netherlands, 2014
    • 57th DOK. Leipzig, Germany, 2014
    • 22nd International Film Festival Camerimage, Poland, 2014
    • Sundance Film Festival, USA, 2015
    • Docudays UA, Ukraine, 2015
    • Documenta Madrid, Spain, 2015
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK, 2015
    • Encounters - 21st Short Film & Animation Festival, UK, 2015
    • Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary, 2015
  • Awards
    • 22nd International Film Festival Camerimage, Poland, 2014 - Golden Frog - Grand Prix of Short Documentary Film Competition
    • Docudays UA, Ukraine, 2015 - Docu/Short Main Prize
    • Documenta Madrid, Spain, 2015 - Special Mention
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK, 2015 - Short Doc Award
    • Encounters - 21st Short Film & Animation Festival, UK, 2015 - Honourable Mention
    • Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary, 2015 - Special Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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