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.
Los Angeles ICFF 2015 – Best Documentary
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)