Equipped with an inflatable boat and a tent, a father and his son head off into the wild. What at first looks like an adventurous holiday, increasingly acquires the character of an initiation. The lens explores the face of the boy, while horizon-less shots of the forest, the river and the banks strengthen the feeling of isolation. With a mixture of background and mood sounds, the soundtrack creates an unreal tension.
Gradually, the relationship between the two starts to change: the lonely stay in nature offers the boy a new perspective on himself and his father. In this careful feature debut, Marcin Dudziak captures this change in minuscule gestures, summary dialogues and sparse events. The natural surroundings play an important role and are illuminated in beautiful 16mm shots in all their guises - alluring, threatening, indifferent or helpful.

Original title
Wolanie
Filmmaker
Marcin Dudziak
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Poland, France
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
75’
Language
Polish
Producer
Marcin Dudziak, Piotr Kornobis
Production Company
A Son Image Production, Oko i Ucho
Sales
A Son Image Production
Writer
Marcin Dudziak
Cinematography
Tomasz Wozniczka
Editor
Daniel Gasiorowski
Sound Design
Jacek Pajak
Music
Karol Czajkowski
Cast
Witek Kotrys, Sebastian Pawlak