"North from..." bought by Arte

North from Calabria


Marcin Sauter’s film Na północ od Kalabrii (North from Calabria) was bought by Arte – a French-German TV network. The film will be broadcast in a special series which focuses on creative documentaries, called “Faraway Places”. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

North from Calabria

Na północ od Kalabrii (North from Calabria) is a fairytale documentary about a dreamed place to live, where time passes slowly, people know each other well and accept their imperfections, they like to meet to talk or just to be together. Sauter and his team managed to engage a whole village into his project. The inhabitants were only given a few lessons of Mediterranean cuisine and the art of carpe diem, afterwards the Polish village started to resemble picturesque Calabria, and the film itself- an Italian comedy.

Award at DOK Leipzig

The film was produced by the Munk Studio and the Wajda School. It had its premiere on November 16, 2010 in the cinema “Kultura” in Warsaw. It was presented at documentary festivals all over the world. During the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film it won the Prize of the Trade Union ver.di. and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Marcin Sauter’s documentary was also attached to a prestigious documentary film magazine – Dox.

Distribution: Wajda Studio

Promotion and distribution of the film in Poland and abroad is handled by Wajda Studio. At the turn of 2010 and 2011 the film was distributed in studio cinemas around Poland. Polish viewers could also watch the film in Planete television. Now it can be watched for free at a VOD service – Kinoplex kinoplex.gazeta.pl.


The documentary North from Calabria is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.


Based on press release


Translated by Monika Miziniak