Between Two Fires

Director: Agnieszka Łukasiak

written & directed by Agnieszka Łukasiak director of photography Hubert Taczanowski music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz production design by Madeleine Lundberg, Marcin Aziukiewicz costume design by Agata Culak, Viktoria Mattila edited by Marcin Kot Bastkowski Psm sound by Maths Kallqvist, Tony Osterholm productionmanagers Linda Stenman, Leszek Pieszko, Eiffel Mattsson, Joel Burman cast Magdalena Popławska (Marta), Kamila Nowysz (Ania), Simon Kassianides (Ali), Leila Haji (Anissa), Fredrik Ohlsson (Bengt), Anna Kulawik-Chojnacki (Gosia), Mirjam Vohrmann (Lena), Johann Neumann(Jon), Leif Backstrom (Goran), Grzegorz Kowalczyk (Jurij), Alicja Iwanicka (Jadzia), Edward Iwanicki (Witek), Said Oveissi (Professor), Jolanta Stanisława Lindroth (Translator), Anna Mammi (Woman In Restaurant), Rachid Taha (Singer) produced by Hob Ab co-produced by Apple Film Production, Bagatela 10/12, 00-585 Warsaw, phone 48 22 851 84 40-43, fax +48 22 851 84 44, e-mail applefilm@applefilm.pl www.applefilm.pl; Filmpool Nord Ab; Republiken Ab; Sonet Film Ab producer Peter Kropenin co-producers Dariusz Jabłoński, Violetta Kamińska, Izabela Wojcik co-financed by The Swedish Film Institute, The Polish Film Institute, The Media Programme Of The European Union world sales Sf Film Ab

35mm, 1.85 : 1, colour, Dolby Digital, 130min.
Poland / Sweden 2010

 

A young woman escapes with her daughter from child traffickers in Belarus, ending up in a refugee camp in northern Sweden. Fighting for survival, she becomes an easy target for the strange world that surrounds her. She soon faces difficult choices that will turn her life into a nightmare.

 

Agnieszka Łukasiak
Born in 1977. Moved to Sweden in 1984. Studied at the Theatre High School in Stockholmand and the Łódź FilmSchool. Her documentary Algeria: The Nameless War was screened in competition at IDFA 2002 and nominated for awards at a number of other festivals. Her Forgotten was awarded Best Scandinavian Documentary of 2006 at the Nordic Panorama festival, Best Documentary at the Trieste Film Festival, and won the 2006 European Humanitarian Prize.

 

Filmography (selected works):

2000: Error; Bhim; 2002: Algeria: The NamelessWar; Ya Basta; 2005: Forgotten (Bortglömda); 2006: Lost; 2010: Between Two Fires (Dwa ognie)