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A moving story of immigration, the hopes of those left behind and the desires of others who chose to leave their country. Winner of the Special Jury Award for Mid-Length Documentary at IDFA 2018!

Rialto VU is a brand new theater, located in a new building on the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at De Boelelaan.

ENFF contributed to the “more culture in the south district of Amsterdam”by screening impressive and relevant IDFA award winning film.


The village Stare Juchy, which means in Polish Old Blood, is located in Masuria, area often referred as “The Land of Thousand Lakes”. Most of the inhabitants have emigrated to Iceland since the 80s and nobody has returned. Those who stayed behind, most of them elderly, hope to see them back. Now, their children and grandchildren have a different destiny away from Poland, and the only way to keep a relationship is… Skype.


Country: Poland, Iceland
Year: 2018
Length: 60 min
Director: Pawel Ziemilski
Editing: Dorota Wardeszkiewicz
Cinematography: Natasha Pavlovskaya
Sound: Piotr Kubiak, Pawel Szygendowski
Production: Lukasz Dlugolecki, Haukur M. Hrafnsson – NUR; Join Motion Pictures, TVP, MX35, Oxymoron, Widok

Festivals & Awards (selection)

IDFA, 2018 – Special Jury Award for Mid-Length Documentary (World Premiere) | Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland 2019 | Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece 2019 – Human Values Award | One World, International Human Rights Documentary FF, Czech Republic, 2019 | Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia, 2019 | Flahertiana IDFF, Russia 2019 | Krakow Film Festival, 2019 | Skjaldborg, Icelandic Documentary Film Festival, 2019 – Jury Award