for Documentary Films and Videos/Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)
Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinean Lesson) by Wojciech Staroń (Poland)
This cinematic journey follows the filmmaker’s 8-year-old son from Poland to Argentina as he becomes acclimated to his new home and develops a friendship with a young girl that is both joyous and sorrowful. The film skillfully pushes the boundaries between fiction and documentary. Its filmmaker demonstrates a high degree of craft regarding the composition of his images and the rhythms of narrative editing. His finely-etched characters stay with us long after the movie’s final, surprisingly humorous image.
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