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Second Life

Eugeniusz Pankov
Drugie życie
Poland, Russia 2015 / 19’

Iryna Myenova spent her entire life in her stern mother’s shadow; despite the mother’s difficult personality, Iryna loved her very much. After the death of the 98-year-old matron, Iryna decides to freeze her body with the hope that advances in technology will give her a new rejuvenated life. She also signs a contract for herself with a trans-humanist company.

Agata Bratek


Łodzią po Wiśle FF 2015 – Planet+Doc FF Director Prize, Osenkinofest Moskwa 2015 – Grand Prix, Los Angeles IFFA 2015 – Best Documentary Student Short Award, Etiuda&Anima IFF 2015 – Art Director Prize

Eugeniusz Pankov

Eugeniusz Pankov was born in 1988 in Rivne, Ukraine, and has lived in Poland since he was four years old. He studied directing at the Lodz Film School, has written and directed seven short films and received several international prizes including the Grand Prix at Osenkinofest in Moscow, and Best Documentary Student Short Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

Selected filmography

2012 Człowiek z parasolem (short)
2013 Lilie (short)
2015 De profundis (short)
2015 Drugie życie / Second Life (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Eugeniusz Pankov
screenplay Eugeniusz Pankov
cinematography Nadezhda Kostygina
editing Cecylia Pacura
sound Lucyna Wielopolska
cast Iryna Myenova
producer Marcin Malatyński, Małgorzata Brama
production Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi, Fundacja Artystyczna Erina B
sales Studio Filmowe Indeks
language Russian
colouration colour