Jaroslaw Szoda, Boleslaw Pawica

Miracle Seller

Handlarz Cudów - Il venditore di miracoli

Poland, Sweden • 2009 • 106' •
interpreti
Borys Szyc (Stefan) Sonia Mietielica (Urika) Roman Golczuk (Hasim) Joanna Szczepkowska (il dottor Jaworska) Mariusz Benoit (Pan Zbysiek)
A story of an unlikely relationship between Stefan, a social outcast from eastern Poland and Chechen refugee siblings Hasim and Urika. Stefan is on a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Lourdes. Hasim (10) and Urika (13) have crossed the Russian-Polish border illegally and are on the run, hoping to make it to France and reunite with their father. What happens between him and the children on this journey will forever change their lives.
note
The directors say We wanted to tell this story. This film is important to us. We both have children. It is clear to us how vital their presence is and how unimaginably painful it would be to lose them. Our central character, Stefan is a lost and lonely man, who is blessed with two Chechen ‘war children’, a pair of illegal immigrants. Stephen will take them on a journey from Poland to the south of France, where they are reunited with their father. For the first time in his life, Stefan isn’t alone. The children, who were brought up by the experience of war more than by their parents, find out that not every stranger is an enemy. There is plenty that divides them: religion, culture and language. This journey will change them all forever. It will change the audience as well.
filmografia
Bolesław Pawica Is co-owner of Fabryka spółka realizatorów filmowych i telewizyjnych. He graduated from the Film Direction Department of the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódz in 1985. In 1987 he completed his first feature for Tvp (Polish Public Television) and since then has been collaborating regularly with Tvp. Jarek Szoda Is co-owner of Fabryka spółka realizatorów filmowych i telewizyjnych. He graduated from the Cinematography Department of the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódz. He has also studied at The National Film and Television National School (UK). His experience includes producing and directing music videos, commercials, TV shows and large-scale open-air events.