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Aleksandra Terpińska
Poland 2015 / 29’

In a small Polish village called Ameryka, two teenage girls, Anka and Dżastina, dream of a better life. The inseparable friends, tired of their everyday life and problems at home, set off on a trip hitchhiking. With the innocent promise of adventure, things quickly start to get out of control. The events of a single night irrevocably change the relationship between the two girls.

Agata Bratek

Aleksandra Terpińska

A graduate of Film Direction from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice and Psychology from the University of Wrocław. A director and screenwriter for short films, commercials, and music videos. Her earlier film, Święto Zmarłych (Day of the Dead), has been screened at around 100 festivals (including in San Sebastian, Los Angeles, and Clermont-Ferrand), where it has won awards that have included the Grand Prix at the International Short Film Festival in Drama, the award for best short film at the Festival in Cottbus, and the Polish Film Institute and Mastershot Award at the Camerimage International Film Festival.

Selected filmography

2011 Święto Zmarłych / All Souls’ Day (short)
2013 Leszczu / Chicken (short)
2015 Ameryka / America (short)