North from Calabria

Na północ od Kalabrii, 2009, 67 min.
North from Calabria (2009)


International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana”
Special Jury Mention

International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
Trade Union Award; Award of the Ecumenical Jury


Director Marcin Sauter
Screenplay Marcin Sauter
Cinematography Radoslaw Ladczuk, Lukasz Gutt
Music Maciej Cieslak
Art Director Bartlomiej Skolimowski
Producer Ewa Jastrzebska


Actress Hanna Kochanska
Bartender Edyta Duda-olechowska
Mayor Leszek Baczek
Banan Michal Banach
Armature Filmmakers Maciej Bialoruski, Andrzej Grabowski
Priest Ireneusz Kujaw


North from Calabria is about a dream place to live, where living is easy and people know each other, tolerate their faults, like to meet to talk and just be together. For one summer, Sauter’s film crew mingles with the inhabitants of a small town to enact an almost Italian comedy. It appears that all they needed was a few classes of Italian cuisine and the art of carpe diem to turn this Polish province into Calabria alike. A documentary midsummer night’s dream.