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Postcards from the Verge

Postcards from the Verge

Pocztówki znad granicy
Natalia Koniarz
Poland, Bolivia
2023
40 min
International Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
Synopsis

A young Polish couple embark on a long bike ride through the Andes. The dangers of this undertaking become apparent as lightning strikes around them, the cold takes its toll and their muscles begin to seize up. They try to cross the border into Bolivia in the back of a truck, while a soldier has his gun at the ready.

Despite the growing tensions between them, the journey also proves to be a way to get to know themselves better. The young man spends a lot of time on the phone with his parents, who are getting a divorce, and he sadly realizes that home is no longer home. As he gradually breaks free from the ties to his parents, he strengthens his bond with his girlfriend.

Under these extreme conditions, the couple film breathtaking shots of the endlessly deserted mountain landscape, creating a visually stunning story about growing up and cementing a relationship in the midst of a crisis.

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Credits
40 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: Quechua, Spanish, Polish
Director
    Natalia Koniarz
    Natalia Koniarz
Production
    Stanisław Cuske for STONE STUDIO,
    Natalia Koniarz for STONE STUDIO
    Stanisław Cuske for STONE STUDIO,
    Natalia Koniarz for STONE STUDIO
Co-production
    Kaufbox Sp. z o.o.
    Kaufbox Sp. z o.o.
Cinematography
    Stanisław Cuske
    Stanisław Cuske
Editing
    Jakub Darewski,
    Kosma Kowalczyk
    Jakub Darewski,
    Kosma Kowalczyk
Sound
    Natalia Koniarz,
    Stanisław Cuske
    Natalia Koniarz,
    Stanisław Cuske
Sound Design
    Jarosław Sadowski
    Jarosław Sadowski
Music
    Michał Jacaszek
    Michał Jacaszek
Screening copy
    Natalia Koniarz
    Natalia Koniarz

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