Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Poland │2017 │14 min

Zuzia - 12, has been training vaulting for two years and has extraordinary role topping the acrobatic pyramid. She is flyer lifted by the stronger and more experienced vaulters base. Another intensive season begins. During training sessions it becomes apparent that the girl has lost some of her grace and lightness. At first the coach blames the base but they admit that Zuzia is to big to lift her. It became clear that she is just growing and her role is given over to a younger girl.

Directors: Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Screenwriters: Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Cinematographer: Monika Kotecka
Editor: Izabela Pajak
Sound recordists & designers: Patrycja Krysik, Karolina Poryzała, Michał Truong
Composers: Aleksandra Kotecka, Tomasz Wierzbowski
Producer: Magdalena Bryk
Co-producers: Cukry Krzysztof Kuczyk, Mikołaj Syguda, Marcin Janiec, Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Production: Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association, Moth Films
Co-production: O.K.O Film, Kurkot Kollektiv

    Festivals & Awards (selected)
  • Vilnius International Short Film Festival, 2019
  • Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, 2019
  • Sundance Film Festival, 2018
  • Docaviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, 2018
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2017
  • EnergaCAMERIMAGE – International Film Festival, 2017
  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2017 (Honourable Mention)
  • IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2017