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Film of the Week: Doctors

Tomasz Wolski filmed the documentary with an intention to let the everyday drama of one hospital department speak for itself. No voice-over, no interviews, no evaluation and no manipulation is ever present in the film, it purely observes a workplace stereotype that is unknown, even alienated to most of us. After several festival screenings and awards, Doctors also became one of the 11 nominees for this year’s Silver Eye Award, the climax of East Silver Market 2011.

 

Doctors

Director: Wolski Tomasz
Producer: Gawlita Anna
Production company: KIJORA Anna Gawlita

Lekarze , Poland, 2011, 80 min, HD, Creative, Health, Portrait

What happens behind the closed doors of surgical wards, treatment rooms and other spaces where specialist medical consultations take place? The film follows the everyday work of doctors in a surgical ward: the hierarchy between them, the need to take important decisions, the struggle with economic problems. Although usually they use a vernacular incomprehensible to an average person, they also tell jokes or insider’s anecdotes. Their work, despite the knowledge and experience acquired, may still involve surprising moments.



Doctors became one of the highlights at the 51st Krakow Film Festival where it was awarded with The Best Documentary Award of the Student Jury and received The President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award for the Best Film Editing. Besides being successful at gathering various international awards for his films, Tomasz Wolski - a graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing – has been regular contributor to East Silver Market. His latest documentary, Doctors, may reach for another award in feature-length category at this year’s annual market - the Silver Eye Award with 1500 Euro prize and a one-year festival service East Silver Caravan.

 


EAST SILVER MARKET 2011
| SILVER EYE AWARD 2011 NOMINEES