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Freestyle Life

Adam Palenta
Życie stylem dowolnym
Poland 2012 / 10’

It seems like just a regular race when the camera captures the Paralympics competitors before the start swimming. However, their concept of competition sets them apart, as the swimmers do not compete with opponents but with their own disabilities while supporting each other as if to prove that sport is more than the search for triumph over rivals. It is also the exuberance of youth, power of competition and true sportsmanship emotions.


Krakow FF 2012 – Special Mention, The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award; BCN Sports FF 2013 – Best Short Film, DOXA Documentary FF 2013 – Youth Jury Honourable Mention; Koszalin Young and Cinema Debut FF 2012 – Distinction

Adam Palenta

Cinematographer, director and photographer. A graduate of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty at the University of Silesia, the University of Arts in Poznań and the documentary film programme run by the Wajda School. Apart from documentary and feature films he also makes video clips and TV commercials.


2008 Popatrz (doc., short)

2010 Przesłuchanie (doc., short)

2012 Życie stylem dowolnym / Freestyle Life (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Adam Palenta
screenplay Adam Palenta
cinematography Adam Palenta
editing Adam Palenta
music Motion Trio
producer Jacek Bromski, Dariusz Gajewski, Ewa Jastrzębska
production Studio Munka – SFP, TVP
sales Studio Munka – SFP
language English
colouration colour