Main Prize - BAP CINE, Buenos Aires – 2016
Golden Lion for Best Actress - Gdynia Film Festival – 2016
Main Prize (Feature Film) - Off Camera International Festival Of Independent Cinema, Cracow - 2016
Best Actress - Off Camera International Festival Of Independent Cinema, Cracow -2016
drama, thriller I 2015 I Poland
Original Title: OBCE NIEBO
Duration: 107 min
Language: English, Polish and Swedish with
Director: Dariusz Gajewski
Writer: Dariusz Gajewski, Michał Godzic
Cast: Agnieszka Grochowska, Bartłomiej Topa,
Barbara Kubiak, Ewa Fröling, Jan Englert,
Tanja Lorentzon, Gerhard Hoberstorfer, Magdalena Boczarska
A touching story based on true events that explores how an innocent lie and a misunderstanding can lead to dramatic outcomes and state imposed separation of a child from its loving parents.
Polish immigrants, Basia (Agnieszka Grochowska) and Marek (Bartłomiej Topa) move to Sweden with their nine-year-old daughter Ula. They rent an apartment in an immigrant district and do their best to adapt to their new homeland. Marek is coaching a female football team, while Basia takes care of the house and earns some money as a masseuse.
When a Swedish social worker (Ewa Fröling) visits their home to check on Ula’s everyday life an innocent lie triggers a family drama.
Before they know, the misunderstanding leads to Ula being taken away from her parents by social services and placed in foster care. Speaking no Swedish and a little bit English, Basia and Marek are forced to face a bureaucratic machine and ruthless Swedish regulations. Feeling powerless and increasingly desperate, the parents undertake a dramatic fight to get their daughter back.
Based on true events, the film gathered universal praise all over Europe and became one of the top hits on HBO Europe.
All non-English films screen with English subtitles.
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