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.