It looks pretty from a distance

It looks pretty from a distance

Anka y Wilhelm Sasnal

Poland/USA, 2011, 77 min., Polish.


Wife and husband Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal make their fiction film debut with this unbiased look to rural Poland which tries to pierce the appearances and extend the echoes of a dark past that can be pinned on the attitude of some Polish country-based communities over the deportation of Jews during the Second World War. That is how the human group protagonist of It looks pretty from a Distance is anchored in deep grudges, secrets and atavisms that paralyse its members. A conflict of interests and a disappearance trigger the impulse-driven burst.


Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal

Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal were born in Poland, the former in 1972 and the latter in 1973. They live and work in Krakow. It looks pretty from a distance is the first film by this couple who has maintained a strong link to film and art in their home country. Anka is a trained editor and script writer, while her husband Wilhelm has been more related to plastic and visual arts, especially to painting. Precisely, thanks to the financing support from the gallery Wilhelm works for they have managed to work out a film that have developed without the usual rush imposed by film industry.


2012 It looks pretty from a Distance

It Looks Pretty from a Distance

Z daleka widok jest pi?kny

Polonia/USA, 2011, 77 min, Polaco

Dirección /Direction

Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal

Guión / Script

Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal

Fotografía / Cinematography

Wilhelm Sasnal, Aleksander Trafas

Montaje / Editing

Beata Walentowska

Sonido / Sound

Ladislav Greiner

Producción / Producers

Agata Szymanska

Intérpretes / Cast

Marcin Czarnik (Pawel),

Agnieszka Podsiadlik (Dziewczyna),

Piotr Nowak (Mirek), Elzbieta

Okupska (madre de Muraw)

Compañía productora / Production company


Ventas Internacionales / International Sales

New Europe Film Sales

Slowicza, 12/2,

05-075 Varsovia,


T. 48 666 525 788


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SEFF 2016

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