by Aga Woszczyńska
Poland, Italy, Czech Republic | 113 min | 2021 | Polish, English, Italian, French

A perfect couple rents a holiday home on a sunny Italian island. The reality does not live up to their expectations when they find out that the pool in the house is broken. Ignorant of the fact that the island faces water shortage, they ask for someone to fix it. The constant presence of a stranger invades the couple’s idea of safety and starts a chain of events, which makes them act instinctively and irrationally, heading to the darkest place in their relationship.


Director: Aga Woszczyńska
Screenplay: Aga Woszczyńska, Piotr Jaksa Litwin
Cinematography: Bartosz Świniarski
Editing: Jarosław Kamiński
Cast: Dobromir Dymecki, Agnieszka Żulewska, Jean Marc Barr, Alma Jodorowsky, Marcello Romolo

Production Company: Lava Films (SWEAT)
Co-production Companies: Kino Produzioni, i/o post
With support of: Polish Film Institute, EC1 Łódź – the City of Culture, Eurimages, MIC – Ministero della cultura Direzione generale Cinema ed audiovisivo and Czech Film Fund

  • Aga Woszczyńska
    Aga Woszczyńska

Festivals & Awards

TIFF Platform – world premiere
Zurich IFF – Feature Film Competition

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Aga Woszczyńska

Born in 1984. Director, scriptwriter, anthropologist. Aga graduated from Applied Social Science (2008) and The Polish National Film School in Lodz – Directing Department (2014). For many years she has been working as Assistant Director in Poland and abroad. Her short films were presented and won awards at numerous film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, T-Mobile New Horizons, Sao Paulo Kinoforum or Warsaw Film Festival and have been brought by national and international TV channels. Her graduation short film “Fragments” had its international Premiere at Cannes Film Festival in Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs). „Silent Land”, which premiered in Toronto IFF Platform Competition is her first feature film. She is currently working on her second feature „Black Water”.