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Side Roads

Julia Sokolnicka
Poland, Netherlands 2015 / 17’

A road movie through a winter landscape; on this poetic car trip, portraits of the travelers are confronted with grotesque architecture. Still shots caught while hitchhiking, capture absurd buildings and protagonists – reflecting on the meaning of life over the steering wheel. A provincial tale about the Slavic soul and landscape of change.

Agata Bratek


Los Angeles ICFF 2015 – Best Documentary

Julia Sokolnicka

Julia Sokolnicka was born in 1983 in Warsaw. She is a director of documentary films and experimental music videos who studied at the Wajda School under the tutelage of the Paladino Film Collective and audited courses at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia. She currently lives and works in Amsterdam, studying at the Master of Film at the Netherlands Film Academy.


2015 Pobocze / Side Roads (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Julia Sokolnicka
screenplay Julia Sokolnicka
cinematography Mateusz Wołoczko
editing Pedro Collantes
music Marcin Siegieńczuk
cast Marcin Siegieńczuk
producer Julia Sokolnicka
production Julia Sokolnicka, Master of Film Nederlandse Filmacademie
sales Julia Sokolnicka
language Polish
colouration colour