Siberian Exile - Syberiada Polska
Jan Krucz, Andrii Zhurba,
Poland 2013, 127 min.
Siberian Exile is an epic tale of Poles, Ukrainians, Jews who are deported to Russia. The fate of displaced is shown from the perspective of a young boy Staszek (Paweł Krucz), who goes to Siberia with his family and neighbours from a small village in the eastern Polish borderlands. Together with his companions, he starts the hard struggle for survival, where his most fearsome opponents turn out to be terrible, merciless nature, sulphurous cold and deadly famine. Circumstances force the boy to re-evaluate his life and grow up faster. He will soon have to learn the essential struggle for survival and make decisions that will where rate will be life of his relatives. He will also have to choose between his love for the Jewish Zinnia (Agnieszka Więdłocha) and the Russian Luybka (Valeria Guliaeva).
Melbourne screening on the 8th of June will be followed by a Q&A with the film director Janusz Zaorski
Reżyseria: Janusz Zaorski