10 Years to Nashville
10 lat do Nashville, Poland, 2009, 38 min
Iza is a 33 year-old cleaning lady in a Polish railway station. Her friend Mariusz owns a railway toilet. Together, they dream of traveling to America, to Manhattan and then to Nashville, to see "country music USA." Iza loves country music and dreams of performing in front of a Nashville audience. But she and Mariusz do not speak English, their knowledge of foreign countries is weak, and they are comically naive. Yet their optimism and determination is worth admiration. This is a story about dreams, and about two outsiders for whom the journey becomes an important path to self-awareness.
Agata Rzepka, Agnieszka Janowska
Director of photography:
Krzysztof Zalewski, Rafał Wiszowaty