Silence

Release date: 28-10-2010
Director: Sławomir Pstrong

directed by Sławomir Pstrong written by Katarzyna Śliwińska-Kłosowicz, Marek Kłosowicz director of photography Przemysław Kamiński music by Jarosław Januszewicz production design by Grzegorz Skawiński costume design by Agata Culak edited by Robert Ciodyk sound by Mirosław Gibas production manager Maciej Znajdek-Znaniewski cast Edyta Olszówka (Alicja Domagała, Wojtek’s mother), Marcin Perchuć (Piotr Domagała, Wojtek’s father), Przemysław Sadowski (Tadeusz Brzozowski), Mateusz Banasiuk (Wojtek Domagała), Antoni Królikowski (Błażej), Olga Frycz (Ania Domagała, Wojtek’s sister), Matylda Baczyńska (Ola), Paweł Królikowski (Robert), Marta Juras (Iza), Dominika Kojro (Aśka), Piotr Biedroń (Maciek), Dawid Ogrodnik (Grzesiek), Grzegorz Twaróg (Janek), Radosław Fećko (Jacek), Małgorzata Gałkowska (Błażej’s mother), Margerita (Małgorzata) Kochan (Ola’s mother), Agata Hutyra (Rafał’s wife), Violetta Smolińska (Janek’s mother), Marta Waldera (Aśka’s mother), Antoni Rot (Ola’s father), Piotr Rękawik (Aśka’s father), Tadeusz Łomnicki (Janek’s father), January Brunov (Rafał) produced by TVN producer Marek Kłosowicz, Krystyna Lasoń
colour, 97′
Poland 2010

Silence is based on a true story about a group of high school students who set off to climb Rysy, Poland’s highest mountain range on January 28, 2003. Silently and without warning, an avalanche cascades down the peak, killing eight of the students immediately. The victim’s parents ponder an important question: where is the line between protecting one’s children and destroying their youthful dreams and passions by being overly protective?

 

Sławomir Pstrong

Born in 1975. A graduate of film and television directing at the Silesian University in Katowice. Film director and screenwriter. Silence is his feature debut.