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Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
Poland 2009 / 30’

A young Vietnamese woman, Mai Anh illegally enters Poland through the green border with Ukraine. Now she only has to reach Warsaw, where she will join her boyfriend and start her dreamed life. But the journey through Poland turns into a journey of humiliation and violence. Mai Anh escapes her brutal traffickers and tries to reach Warsaw on her own.


FPFF Gdynia 2009 – Nagroda Specjalna / Special Mention

Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

Studied film directing at the Polish Film School in Lodz. W 2003 she received a scholarship at the prestigious Binger Film Lab. She is currently working in UK on her debut feature film Flying Blind. Since 2010 she is the president of the FILM 1,2 Association.

Selected filmography

2009 Hanoi-Warszawa / Hanoi-Warsaw (short film)

2007 Wasserschlacht – Wielka Wojna Graniczna / Wasserschlacht – The Great Border Battle ( doc.)

2003 Labirynt Krystiana Lupy / Krystian’s Lupa labyrinth (doc.)

1997 Tam, gdzie wypala się węgiel / Where the charcoal is burnt (doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
screenplay Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
cinematography Andrzej Wojciechowski
music Marzena Majcher
cast Thu Ha Mai, Le Thanh Hunh, Michał Podsiadło, Klaudia Barcik
production Kino Polska
source of print Telewizja Kino Polska
language Polish
colouration colour