My Own Pole

Release date: 25-10-2013
Director: Marcin Głowacki

directed by Marcin Głowacki written by Katarzyna Śliwińska-Kłosowicz, Marek Kłosowicz director of photography Dariusz Rudziński production design by Grzegorz Skawiński costume design by Justyna Krzepkowska make-up by Monika Chojnacka sound by Mirosław Gibas music by Mateusz Pospieszalski edited by Robert Ciodyk production manager Krzysztof Łojan producers Marek Kłosowicz, Krystyna Lasoń produced by TVN distributed by ITI Cinema
cast Bartłomiej Topa (Bogdan Mela, Janek’s father), Magdalena Walach (Urszula Mela, Janek’s mother), Maciej Musiał (Janek Mela – teenager), Adam Tyniec (Janek Mela – child), Wojciech Stryczek (Piotruś Mela, Janek’s brother), Anna Pacho (Agatka Mela, Janek’s sister – teenager), Magdalena Zięba (Agatka Mela, Janek’s sister – child), Iga Milik (Dorotka Mela, Janek’s sister – child), Gabriela Mazurek (Dorotka Mela, Janek’s sister – teenager), Roman Gancarczyk (doctor in Gdansk), Ewa Gorzelak (Zosia), Adam Hutyra (Waldek), Bożena Adamek (Bogdan’s mother), Mariusz Saniternik (Bogdan’s father), Błażej Wójcik (doctor), Tomasz Sobczak (doctor), Elżbieta Wójcik-Firek (nurse), Patrycja Durska (nurse), Hanna Bieluszko (nurse), Katarzyna Dorosińska (nurse), Gabriela Oberbek (nurse), Edyta Torhan (Ula’s friend), Alina Kamińska, Przemysław Chojęta, Wojciech Salwiński (Maciek – child), Jan Raubo (Maciek – teenager), Jakub Romanowski, Piotr Regdos, Jan Mela
colour, 93′
Poland 2011

 

A tale based on the true story of Jasiek Mela, the first and youngest disabled who ever reached both the South and North Pole. The Mela family is enjoying their summer vacation on the lake completely unaware of the tragedy that is about to happen. And just when they think that the loss of a child is the worst that could happen to their family, life strikes again, and again.