Karol Palka / 70’ / 2021 / Poland

Direction: Karol Pałka

Production: Wojciech Marczewski, Karolina Mróz

Editing: Katarzyna Boniecka

Cinematography: Karol Pałka

Danusia and her daughter Basia live far away from the modern world, in tune with the rhythm and laws of nature, among animals and the spirits of the dead. Their enclave brings peace and a sense of security, but also builds within them a longing for contact with other people. Bucolika is a parable about people living in a different way, an affectionate observation that invites curiosity about their world and a desire for a closer look.

KAROL PALKA is a photographer, documentary film director, and graduate of both the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia and the Wajda School. Currently a PhD student at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, he is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers. His works have received numerous awards and been shown at international competitions and festivals. He received a scholarship from the City of Krakow in 2018 and also from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2020. His debut short Years Have Gone, Winter Is Coming was shown at the Krakow Film Festival and Warsaw Film Festival, as well as at MiradasDoc in Spain