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The Herd (2021)

Section: Competition of European Documentary Films for Young Audience

Director: Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzala, Poland, 2021, 80 min.

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Thu | 26.05 | 15:00 | Golden Apple Cinema 6

Members of the Volteo amateur female equestrian vaulting club get a chance to join the Polish national team. They take on this overwhelming and costly challenge. Three girls of different ages will have to overcome their own weaknesses to achieve their joint goal. The tension grows from one training session to the next. Entering the professional level means higher demands and stress, and constant indulgence of the weak takes away the strength of the group. Will the girls, who call themselves "the herd", persist in the pursuit of their dreams? Will they sacrifice individual ambitions to become a professional team? A documentary about true friendship, team spirit, and how sometimes the path to success, even if it is bumpy, can turn out to be more valuable than the goal itself.

CountryPoland
Production Year2021
Runtime80 min.
Age limit12
LanguagePolish
SubtitlesCzech, English
Directed by Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Screenplay Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Director of Photography Monika Kotecka
Music Aleksandra Kotecka, Tomasz Wierzbowski
Edited by Milenia Fiedler, Katarzyna Boniecka
Contact Lava Films
Monika Kotecka Monika Kotecka Director-documentary filmmaker and camerawoman from Poland. She graduated in sociology and photography before studying at the Film School in Łódź. She co-founded Kurkot Kollektiv, which produced the short award-winning film Wolta (2017) and a feature film The Herd (Stado, 2021). Karolina Poryzala Photographer and screenwriter from Poland. She studied zoology and film prior to photography at the Film School in Łódź and screenwriting in Krakow. She works on TV series, has co-directed the documentaries Wolta (2017) and The Herd (Stado, 2021) as part of the Kurkot Kollektiv.
Karolina Poryzala Monika Kotecka Director-documentary filmmaker and camerawoman from Poland. She graduated in sociology and photography before studying at the Film School in Łódź. She co-founded Kurkot Kollektiv, which produced the short award-winning film Wolta (2017) and a feature film The Herd (Stado, 2021). Karolina Poryzala Photographer and screenwriter from Poland. She studied zoology and film prior to photography at the Film School in Łódź and screenwriting in Krakow. She works on TV series, has co-directed the documentaries Wolta (2017) and The Herd (Stado, 2021) as part of the Kurkot Kollektiv.