Controversial Dox


Wojciech Kasperski
Screening time  
02.03. / Thursday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 5  
04.03. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
Documentary portrait of a provincial psychiatric hospital. For the first time in the history of one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in Siberia a film crew could see the daily life behind high walls.

Where is the human soul? Is it in the heart? In the brain? Or maybe elsewhere?, wonders an old doctor who has spent his life working at a psychiatric hospital in the Siberian countryside. The place, which was inaccessible for film crews, can be shown thanks to its residents, some of whom spent several decades at the hospital. This discreet and, at the same time, insightful observation of the patients’ daily lives transforms into meditation on the human nature, which is not entirely penetrable.


Wojciech Kasperski

Wojciech Kasperski is film director, screenwriter and producer graduated from the Łódź Film School. His films have received a number of prizes at international festivals, including the Great Silver Nanook in Perm and the Grand Sterling Award from the American Film Institute. He is member of the Polish Film Academy.

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2016, 52'

Directed by:
Wojciech Kasperski

Screenplay by:
Wojciech Kasperski

Łukasz Żal

Edited by:
Tymek Wiskirski

Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz

Magdalena Zielska

Produced by:
Delta Film

Festivals & Awards:

Krakow Film Festival 2016 – FIPRESCI International Film Critics Prize, Golden Hobby-Horse for the Director of the Best Film, The Award of the Polish Filmmakers Association, Maciej Szumowski Award, Polish Society of Cinematographers Award; IDFA 2016; International Film Festival Camerimage 2016; Toronto Polish Film Festival 2016; Artdoc Fest 2016; Docpoint Helsinki 2017