What happens behind the closed doors of surgical wards, treatment rooms and other spaces where specialist medical consultations take place? The film follows the everyday work of doctors in a surgical ward: the hierarchy between them, the need to take important decisions, the struggle with economic problems. Although they usually use a vernacular incomprehensible to an average person, they also tell jokes or insider’s anecdotes. Their work, despite the knowledge and experience acquired, may still involve surprising moments.
RUNNING TIME: 82'
DIRECTING: Tomasz Wolski
SCRIPT: Tomasz Wolski
DOP: Tomasz Wolski
EDITOR: Tomasz Wolski
PRODUCTION: Anna Gawlita/ KIJORA
CO-PRODUCER: Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Telewizja Polska S.A.
Film co-financed by Polish Film Institute
directed by: Tomasz Wolski
written by: Tomasz Wolski
dop: Tomasz Wolski
sound on set: Bartosz Mleczko
sound design: Grzegorz Rozwadowski
edited by: Tomasz Wolski
production manager: Anna Gawlita
Producer: Anna Gawlita, Tomasz Wolski
Production: Kijora, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Telewizja Polska
co financed: Polish Film Institute
Tomasz Wolski – scriptwriter and documentary film director born in 1977. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University (Journalism) and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, he has worked as a director’s assistant to Jacek Bławut on Born Dead (2004). His documentary films include Silence, The Clinic, Goldfish, The Actors and The Lucky Ones. He has won a number of festival awards in Neubrandenburg, Pamplona, Wrocław and Kraków, among others.
51. Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2011 (Special Jury Mention, Chairman’s Polish Filmmakers Association award for editing, Student Jury Award)
54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – Leipzig, Germany, 2011 (screening)
19th PLUS CAMERIMAGE, Poland, 2011 (The Golden Frog – Grand Prix in the Feature Length Documentary Films Competition)
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Ukraine, 2012 (competition)
International Documentary Festival DOCVILLE, Belgium, 2012 (competition)
URBAN-TV 201, X Intaernational Television Festival on Urban Life and Ecology, Spain, 2012 (competition)
“One World” International Human Rights Film Festival in Prishtina, Kosovo, 2012 (competition)