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Emi Buchwald
Poland 2017 / 25’
Guest How to Become a Pope?

Five members of a rather peculiar family meet at a police station in a small town. The adult children have to give statements against the man who beat up their father. The youngest of the siblings, 20-year-old Nastka, just moved out of the house, leaving the parents on their own. Emotions boil over as old wounds and unresolved disputes are brought to the surface.

Agata Bratek


Łodzią po Wiśle FF 2017 – Best Short, Lisbona&Sintra FF „LEFFEST” 2017 – Best Student Short, Poznań Short Waves Festival 2018 – Second Prize (National Competition)

Emi Buchwald

Born in 1991 and grew up in Dąbrowice, a small town in Mazovia. Studied Film Direction at the Lodz Film School. Completed a documentary course at the Wajda School, where she made her first documentary, Brothers. Her subsequent short feature and documentary studies, especially her diploma film Education, were screened and received awards at numerous Polish and foreign festivals. Runs a photo blog at zwyklaki.tumblr.com.


2010 Bracia / Brothers (short, doc.)

2011 Nauka jazdy / Driving School (short)

2016 Nauka / Education (doc., short)

2017 Heimat / Heimat (short)

Cast & Crew

director Emi Buchwald
screenplay Emi Buchwald
cinematography Tomasz Gajewski
editing Anna Gontarczyk
sound Agata Golusińska, Aleksandra Landsmann
cast Justyna Wasilewska, Roman Szymczyk, Katarzyna Bargiełowska, Bogusław Suszka, Nastasja Tuszyńska
producer Agata Golańska
production Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi
sales Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi
language Polish
colouration colour