THE SIGNS (2018)
The story of deaf Iwona is a modern Cinderella fairy tale. A life of a seemingly ordinary woman turns upside down when the Miss Deaf International crown lands on her head. While being in the spotlight, she has to face numerous miss duties, travels around the world, participating in a TV talent show, fighting for the rights of the deaf – and in the middle of it all, unexpectedly, a new love is born. From month to month, the media carousel spins faster and faster. The countdown to passing on the crown begins. What price will she have to pay for living the fairy tale?
2019 Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles: Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award
2018 Nevada International Film Festival: Platinum Reel
Zdzisław Misiak, known as Dzidek, is the retired king of amusement parks. After his daughter’s death his 7 year-old grandson Hugo comes to live with him in one of the left over barracks. In the enchanting surroundings of the amusement park a bond grows between the boy and his grandfather. This helps them both heal wounds caused by their tragic loss. But this cannot last. Soon, they are brought to the attention of the System and the peace of Dzidek-land is disturbed.
Hugo is a film about love and the courage to live this life by one’s own rules, and to undermine traditional upbringing models in which most of us are still entrapped.
2019 Jan Machulski Awards: Best documentary film
2017 Warsaw Film Festival: Young FIPRESCI Award