SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE
POLISH TITLE: CIENIE IMPERIUM
How to live in a shadow of an empire? How can you think about the future if all that you see through the window are barbed wires, armored vehicles and tanks? Aleksey from Nagorno-Karabakh, Timur from Ukraine, and Alexander from Georgia are facing these questions every day. These three men differ in almost every aspect of their lives, but in fact each of them experiences the same consequences of their very existence. Each one of them experiences war. We observe people involved in the already forgotten border conflicts, that happened after the USSR collapse, and are still alive due to the Russian imperial policy.
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- Karol Starnawski
- Tomasz Grzywaczewski, Dawid Wildstein
- Filip Drożdż
- Studio Filmowe KADR
Karol Starnawski – director and script writer. The graduate of directing department in School Film in Lodz. Author of several short documentaries and fiction movies. First AD in “Last Family” by Jan P. Matuszynski. Also, director of commercials and video clips. Today he work at his first long documentary film, produced by Kadr Film Studio.
- 59th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (competition)