Sundance Film Festival
January 20 - 30, 2011
Park City, Utah / USA
Stozek's Out of Reach was one of 6 short docs recognized by Honourable Mention at the Awards Ceremony that took place January 25 (other HM recipients: Choke, Diarchy, The External World, The Legend of Beaver Dam, and Protoparticles).
Out of Reach was screened in the Short Filmmaking section, along with 80 other shorts, both fiction and documentary. The Jury Prize in U.S. Short Filmmaking went to Brick Novax Pt 1 and 2. The International Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was presented to Deeper Than Yesterday.
The Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary went to How to Die in Oregon that tackles the subject of euthanasia. In several other awards, the Sundance juries acknowledged the horrors of a soldier's life post Afghanistan (World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary); the subtle work of a horse whisperer (Audience Award: U.S. Documentary); an F1 legend (World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary); enigmatic tiles (U.S. Directing Award: Documentary); a chimp stuck among humans (World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary); the black power movement archives (World Cinema Documentary Editing Award); a killer turned preacher (Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary); the man behind Elmo (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Film Prize), and a rich portrait of Indonesia (World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize).
Poza zasięgiem , Poland, 2010, 30 min, Digi Beta, Portrait
Karolina and Natalia seek refuge from their domineering father and reminiscence about sad childhood without a mother in a basement of their block of flats. When the younger sister’s poor eyesight starts to deteriorate, the girls decide to find Bożena, their mother, who left the family when they were young. The director, Jakub Stożek, accompanies Karolina on her journey to Paris where the older sister is supposed to meet the mother whom the girls know only from the voice message left on the phone she never answers. Will the daughter be able to establish a bond with the mother she has not seen for fourteen years?
Out of Reach is part of the East Silver catalogue; it is also avaiable for streaming in East Silver's Online Video Library. Documentary professionals who don't yet have access to the video library can contact Miriam Šimková at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.