• Silent Land

Silent Land / Cicha Ziemia

by Aga Woszczyńska Feature Film Competition

Anna and Adam are a seemingly perfect, if somewhat uptight, Polish couple. In search of relaxation, the two have rented a vacation home on a sunny southern Italian island. Once there, however, they discover that the advertised pool is damaged and drained. When the hired pool worker has an accident in front of their eyes, they try to ignore the incident and continue their vacation as if nothing has happened. But despite all the distractions of diving and dining, the cracks of their ignorant attitude slowly but surely seep through from the unconscious, pushing them closer to the edge of the abyss. SILENT LAND is a disturbingly suspenseful drama about the power of repressed emotions.

About the director(s)

The Polish director and screenwriter Aga Woszczyńska graduated with a degree in applied social sciences before studying directing at the State University for Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź. She has worked for many years as an assistant director in Poland and abroad. Her short films have screened at numerous international film festivals. Her debut feature-length fiction film SILENT LAND world premiered this year at TIFF.

Filmography (selection): Silent Land (2021) | Fragments (short, 2014)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, 2021
  • Runtime: 113 Min
  • Languages: Polish, English, Italian, French
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Aga Woszczyńska
  • Cast: Dobromir Dymecki, Agnieszka Żulewska, Jean Marc Barr, Alma Jodorowsky, Marcello Romolo
  • Screenplay: Aga Woszczyńska, Piotr Jaksa Litwin
  • Cinematography: Bartosz Świniarski
  • Editor: Jarosław Kamiński
  • Producers: Agnieszka Wasiak, Giovanni Pompili
  • Production Companies: Lava Films, Kino Produzioni, I/O post
  • World Sales: New Europe Film Sales
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