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Our Bad Winter

Grzegorz Zariczny
Nasza zima zła
Poland 2012 / 20’

20-year-old Radka and 40-year-old Marzena rent a small apartment together. As nurses, they care for disabled children, and make extra cash in the evenings on the detox ward. The younger of the two is struggling to regain custody of her three-year old son, as the older tries to succeed in successive relationships with men. Everything changes when Marzena asks Radka to take her shift in this painfully real, yet sensitive look at the difficult lives of two women.


Gdynia FF 2012 – Special Prize of Jury in the Young Polish Cinema Competition

Grzegorz Zariczny

He was born in 1983 near Krakow and is a graduate of the Film Directing Department of Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty University of Silesia in Katowice. In 2008, he began a documentary course at the Wajda School, where he made Mayrsina Polana, a documentary that won awards in Poland and abroad. His film The Whistle has been awarded at many festivals, and in 2012 he won in the category of documentary films in the Polish Short Film Competition at the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF.


2010 Marysina Polana / The Dog Hill (doc., short)

2012 Gwizdek /The Whistle (doc., short)

2012 Nasza zima zła / Our Bad Winter (short)

Cast & Crew

director Grzegorz Zariczny
screenplay Hanna Sieja, Grzegorz Zariczny
cinematography Weronika Bilska
editing Grzegorz Zariczny
sound Krzysztof Ridan
cast Lidia Olszak, Edyta Torhan
producer Krystyna Doktorowicz
production WRiTV UŚ
sales WRiTV UŚ
language Polish
colouration colour