COMPULSORY FIGURES

POLISH TITLE: JAZDA OBOWIĄZKOWA

Julia Polniuk is a 10-year-old figure skater and there is not much time left for her to succeed in sports and meet her family’s expectations....  After the Euromaidan Revolution the Polniuk family moved from Ukraine to Poland. Now they begin a brand new life in Warsaw without good jobs or money and not knowing the language. Julia’s mother Marina (37) has only one goal in mind: to give her children a good start in life. This year Julia has an opportunity to take part in the Polish Figure Skating Championships. This could bring her fame and success and maybe even help the whole family to get Polish citizenship, but can a child spread its wings and fly with such a burden on its shoulders?

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
71'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Ewa Kochańska
SCRIPT:
Ewa Kochańska
DOP:
Egor Efimov, Matusz Zwoliński
EDITOR:
Piasek & Wójcik
PRODUCTION:
square film studio sp. z o.o.

Ewa Kochańska »

Ewa Kochańska born in Cracow graduated from the Faculty of Theatrology at the Jagiellonian University and Directing Department of Warsaw Film School. She is a director, scriptwriter and experienced drama teacher working with youth and children. Her etudes shown at festivals in Poland and abroad received several awards."Compulsory Figures" her full-length documentary debut presented at IDFA was developed during the documentary course DOK PRO at Wajda School and DOC LAB POLAND.