Hanoi - Warsaw
written and directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz photography Andrzej Wojciechowski artistic supervision Sławomir Fabicki make-up artist Ada Klemenska, Aneta Chaber cast Thu Ha Mai, Michał Podsiadło, Le Thanh Hung, Przemysław Modliszewski, Klaudia Barcik produced by Telewizja Kino Polska, e-mail emaliszewska@kinoPoland.pl co-produced by Mastershot Studio; Stowarzyszenie Film 1,2; Kasia Klimkiewicz.
Red One, colour, 27′
A young Vietnamese girl named Ahn illegally enters Poland and must get to Warsaw to meet her fiancé and begin a new life. But the journey through Poland is like travelling through hell, full of humiliation and violence. The girl runs away from her cruel sponsors and tries to get to Warsaw alone – without any money and without any Polish. To make matters worse, her fiancé is caught and faces deportation. Lonely and desperate, Ahn has to decide: should she turn herself in to the police and risk deportation, or fight for survival?
- 34th Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2009 – Special Award of the Jury; Thu Ha Mai – Honorary mentionings
Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza