A Diary of a Journey


Tadeusz Rolke, an aged master of Polish photography, has more than just a typical teacher-student relationship with 15-year-old Michał. Together, they travel across Poland to take portrait photographs of the residents of small towns and villages while the dark room placed in their camper enables them to develop pictures on the spot and give them to the models whom they accidentally met. For the boy, this is an excellent opportunity to find out about the arcana of traditional photography. For both – an opportunity to experience a beautiful friendship.


GENRE: documentary
YEAR: 2013
DIRECTING: Piotr Stasik
SCRIPT: Piotr Stasik
DOP: Tomasz Wolski, Piotr Stasik
EDITOR: Tomasz Wolski, Piotr Stasik
PRODUCTION: Anna Gawlita – Kijora Film
CO-PRODUCTION: Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Orange, Telewizja Polska S.A.
Film co-financed by Polish Film Institute


Piotr Stasik – director, cinematographer, editor, creator of creative documentary films. A graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Film School and the University of Warsaw (Institute of Applied Social Sciences). A member of the European Film Academy and Polish Film Academy. The author of documentaries awarded at international festivals, including “7 x Moscow”, “End of summer”, “Journey diary”, “21 x New York”, “Opera about Poland”. A participant of the Cinema Biennale College 2017 program held as part of the Venice Biennale. Author of many educational films and relations and films from contemporary music festivals and classical music concerts. In the years 2002-2010 co-founder and president of the Society of Creative Initiatives “ę” – a nationwide non-governmental organization. In 2006-2011 lecturer at the Film Pre-School in the Andrzej Wajda Film School and at the Institute of Culture – University of Warsaw.


13. International Film Festival T-mobile New Horizons, Poland, 2013 (screening)
21. CAMERIMAGE, Poland, 2013 (screening)
Cinema Verite – Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Iran, 2014 (screening)
53. Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2013 (Special Mention)
DOK.Leipzig, Germany, 2013 (competition)
Sydney Intercultural Film Festival, Australia, 2013 (competition)
Docudays UA Intrenational Human Rights Documenatry Film Festival, Ukraine, 2014 (Andriy
Matrosov Award From The Docudays Ua Organizing Committee )
15th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA, 2014 (Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award)
International Film Festival of Fine Arts in Szolnok, Hungary, 2014 (competition)
17th Olympia International Film Festival, Greece, 2014 (competition)
3rd DOK Leipzig Lake Festival 2015, India, 2015 (competition)
Euganea Film Festival, Italy, 2015 (competition)
Cinemaforum, Poland, 2015 (Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Award for best documentary)