"THE WIND. A DOCUMENTARY THRILLER" AWARDED AT THE DOCSMX
The film by Michał Bielawski was recognised as the best documentary film in the competition section "Human Latitudes" at the Mexican DocsMx.
The festival DocsMX is one of the most important documentary film festivals in Central America. Until now, the festival was known as DocsDF - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México, however, after ten editions the organisers decided it is time to start writing a new chapter in the history of the festival, beginning with the change of its name.
This year, as many as three Polish documentary films are invited to participate in the festival. In addition to the award-winning "The Wind. A Documentary Thriller" by Michał Bielawski, in the competitions you could also watch "Newborn" by Lidia Duda and "Strip And War," directed by Andrei Kutsila.
The protagonist of the award-winning film is the halny wind - one of the most unpredictable forces in the Polish mountains. It appears cyclically every spring and autumn. You can never know if and when it would turn into a destructive windstorm. The halny wind affects particularly the inhabitants of Zakopane and its surrounding area, changing the picturesque mountain trails into the space of uncontrollable nature.
This year's edition of the festival was held from the 10th to the 19th of October.
You can find more information about the DocsMx on its website.