Documentary film "Icon" directed by Wojciech Kasperski received an award at the DocsMX Festival in Mexico.

Competition screening at the DocsMX Festival was the Mexican premiere of "Icon". Wojciech Kasperski's film comes back from the festival with an award: the documentary received the Jury Award in the Otredades section.

"Icon" was shot in a psychiatric hospital in the Siberian countryside. The place, which so far was inaccessible to film crews, can be shown thanks to its residents, some of whom spent several decades at the hospital. This discreet and, at the same time, insightful observation of the patients’ daily lives transforms into meditation on the human nature, which is not entirely penetrable.

At the beginning of this month Wojciech Kasperski's documentary was awarded Prix Italia. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious international awards for the authors of the radio, television and internet programmes. The full list of the awarded authors can be found at the DocsMX website.