10 Years to Nashville
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.
Katarzyna Trzaska before studying film directing at Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Department of Radio and Television in Katowice, had worked in film production. The projects she cooperated at as a script supervisor include: “Plage Noir” by Michelle Piccoli or “Strike” by Volker Schloendorff. Her documentary debut after the school: “10 Years to Nashville” (38 min) was shown at 14 festivals in Poland and abroad and received several awards: the award for the best short documentary at the Bangkog Indiefest in 2010, a special Jury prize for excellence in directing at the Port Townsend Film Festival, USA in 2011; it was also nominated for the Jan Machulski Award – for the best Polish independent documentary film of the year 2010. Currently she is finishing her documentary film “Maximum Pleasure” and working on a new documentary project “Birdwatching”.
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2011 - nomination for Jan Machulski Award for the best Polish independent documentary film of the year 2010;
2011 - the Port Townsend Film Festival, USA - a Special Jury Prize; 2010 - Bangkok IndieFest, Thailand, 2010, Award for the Best Short Documentary;
2010 - “In the Palace” International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria, 2010, Special Mention of the Jury;
2010 - Amateur and Independent Cinema Festival KAN ,Wrocław, Poland, 2010, Award: Golden KANewka in documentary category,