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The Dam

Natalia Koniarz
Poland 2018 / 22’
subtitles: English
Skinny The First Day

A man takes his previously estranged father on a trip. They go to a place of solitude in the mountains where they had once built a lodge. Surrounded by raw nature, they confront their own weaknesses together. The father makes another attempt to rebuild his relationship with his son. The son counts on his father’s help in building a dam on a stream. Working together provides the pretext for a conversation.

Magdalena Sztorc


DOKer IFF Moscow 2019 – Special Mention; Koszaliński Festiwal Debiutów Filmowych "Młodzi i Film” 2018 - Documentary Short Award; MFF "Dozwolone do 21 w Warszawie 2018- Grand Prix; MFF "Etiuda & Anima" 2018 - FICC Mention


Shown in Shortlist Set 3 with:
Tickets sale starts on 17th July, 12pm.
su 28 Jul, 16:00knh 2
th 01 Aug, 16:00knh 5
Filmmakers Q&A
su 04 Aug, 16:00knh 2
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Natalia Koniarz

Natalia Koniarz was born in 1996. She is a second-year student in the Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice, where she is studying directing. She makes short fictional forms and visualizations for symphonic music and music videos. She travels a lot and does reportage photography.


2018 Tama (short, doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Natalia Koniarz
screenplay Natalia Koniarz
cinematography Stanisław Cuske
editing Natalia Koniarz, Stanisław Cuske
production Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
sales Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
language Polish
colouration colour