THE SOURCE

POLISH TITLE: RODNIK

UPCOMING

An elder woman and her adult son live alone in Tyak village in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic  since 21 years, i.e. since the end of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The village, once big and populous, is now depopulated. Some of the inhabitants died, some others, especially the Azerbaijanis, left their houses when they were running away. The protagonists of the film live in poverty in an empty, half-ruined farm built of stones. In autumn they collect huge amounts of walnuts, which are than dried on the floor of the house. The son is mute. The mother is on the verge of insanity, she talks about the deceased, the only companions of her lonely life. The film is a short documentary picture, director's first impression of the visit in this exceptional place, recorded on a black and white tape. It is also a trace of one of many forgotten wars.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
6'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Marcin Sauter
SCRIPT:
Marcin Sauter
DOP:
Marcin Sauter
EDITOR:
Agnieszka Glińska
MUSIC:
Eugeniusz Rudnik
PRODUCTION:
Fundacja Bydgoska Kronika Filmowa

Marcin Sauter »

Photographer, cinematographer and film director. Born in 1971 in Bydgoszcz. A member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers, he has had several dozen individual exhibitions of photography. He teaches at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. He established the foundation The Bydgoszcz Newsreel. His adventure with the cinema started in 1997 when he cooperated with Maciej Cuske on the feature film "What Do You Think About It, Gałuszko?". Then, he continued with such documentaries as "The Travelling Cinema" (2005), "North From Calabria" (2009) and "Hakawati" (2011).