The Empire

Release date: 21-07-2009
Director: Ingrid Vido

directed by Ingrid Vido photography Dawid Sokołowski edited by Radka Franczak production manager Marta Golba produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, ul. Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, tel./fax +48 22 851 10 56-57, +48 22 851 10 67, e-mail:,
Poland 2009


Two young girls, Żenia and Oksana, arrive in Rzeszów from Ukraine with a group of dancers to take part in a show in the peculiar Imperium Hotel. Amid colourful feathers and sequins, they present their charms to an audience that is often very small. We look at their everyday life; we ponder with them their choices and dreams. Although their experiences are similar, the two girls have completely different plans for their lives.

Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza