Julia Polniuk is a 10-year-old figure skater with not much time left for her to succeed in this sport and meet her family’s expectations. After the Euromaidan Revolution in the Ukraine her family moves to Poland. Now they must begin a new life in Warsaw without money, good jobs, or familiarity with the language. Julia’s mother Marina has only one goal in mind: to give her children a good start in life.
Born in Kradow. Graduate of the Theater Department of the Jagiellonian University and of the Directing Department of the Warsaw Film School. She is a director, scriptwriter and experienced drama teacher working with children and people. Her short films had been shown at festivals in Poland and abroad and have 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.
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
Tuesday, 11/12/2019 7:00 PM.
2018, 72 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
PIASEK & WÓJCIK
SQUARE FILM STUDIO