Where Storks Rest

"Where Storks Rest" is a magical story, both sad and funny, sometimes even mocking. This is a film about male friendship and male sensitivity.
The action takes place in the tiny village of Czukty, located in Poland, in Masuria Garbate. For the protagonist of the film, Wiesław Boltryk, an artist-vagabond by choice, it is an adopted patrimony. The camera accompanies his lonely wanderings around the countryside, looks into the houses where he spends the night, registers micro-events in which his life and the villagers' lives intertwine for a moment. The songs of Masurian bard Andrzej Garczarek provide a metaphorical commentary on these micro-stories, "reviewing" events invisible in this kind of road movie. They ask the eternal questions about the "tree of knowledge: good not necessarily and bad not necessarily...".

  • Józef Romasz
    Director
    My Time Dances with Me; Crimea: The Source
  • Józef Romasz
    Writer
    My Time Dances with Me
  • Monika Zawadzka
    Writer
  • Józef Romasz
    Producer
  • Wiesław B. Bołtryk
    Key Cast
  • Wojciech Lukasik
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Przystanek dla bocianów
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 19. National Festival of Film Art - Prowincjonalia
    Września
    Poland
    February 25, 2012
    Poland_Lodz_2011
    Winner: Jańcio Wodnik Organizers' Award
  • 41. Lubuskie Film Summer
    Łagów
    Poland
    July 1, 2012
    Winner: Silver Grape
Director Biography - Józef Romasz

Jozef Romasz - graduated from the Cinematography Department of the Łódź Film School / Poland. As a cinematographer, he made several dozen documentaries (e.g. Komeda: A soundtrack for a Life; Polin. Scraps of Memory; Life of the Caddies and collaborated as a cinematographer on feature films (e.g. Harnasie, The Sundial, Tulpan).
He is also the screenwriter and director of several documentaries, e.g. My Time Dances with Me; The Crimean Source; Where Storks Rest; Marek’s Home.

Many of his films received awards at film festivals in Poland and abroad.

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