Set in the realities of post-war Poland, the film tells the story of mourning parents setting off on their last journey with their son, as seen from the point of view of their grandson Jan. The son of Hanna and Jacob, a Home Army soldier Wacław “Odrowąż” Szewczyk, is shot by the secret police in the autumn of 1946. After suffering a series of humiliations by the newauthorities, who continuously desecrate their child’s corpse, Hanna and Jacob decide toprovide their son with a proper burial in the Pacławska Calvary, 500 km away. Their venturethrough Poland – a country still haunted by the post-war nightmare, becomes a metaphorical journey into the depths of the human soul and an attempt to reorder the world in whichneighbors turn against each other, and where one’s current enemy may become an unexpectedally.

 

SCRIPT AND DIRECTING: Jan Jakub Kolski
PRODUCERS: Agnieszka Janowska, Paweł Kosuń, Jan Jakub Kolski, Aleksandra Michael DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Julian Kernbach
CASTING: Marta Wojciechowicz
SOUND: Ivan Horak
STAGE DESIGNER: Paulina Korwin-Kochanowska, Urszula Korwin-Kochanowska COSTUMES: Monika Onoszko
MAKEUP: Anna Nobel-Nobielska