Jak najdalej stąd

I Never Cry

Ola is a 17-year-old from Poland whose top priority in life is passing her driving test and getting a car. However, when her father suddenly dies while working on a construction site in Ireland, she must reluctantly travel to bring his body home — although her main incentive is to retrieve the money he’d promised her towards a car. A dark comedy of teenage rationale and angst, in which Ola’s journey into adulthood is set against the effects of mass economic emigration.“I don’t really pick a subject or a story; I focus on a theme. And in this case, it was the theme of looking for a lost bond with an estranged parent.“ (Cambridge Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Jak Najdalej Stąd (I Never Cry, 2020) - Cicha noc (Silent Night, 2017) - 60 kilo niczego (60 Kilos of Nothing, 2017, short) - Obcy (Stranger, 2013, short)
YAAAS! Competition 2021
Piotr Domalewski
Poland / Ireland 2020
97 minutes
English / Polish
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Piotr Domalewski
Cinematography Piotr Sobociński Jr
Editing Agnieszka Glińska
Sound/Sounddesign Sebastian Kordasz, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
Music Hania Rani
With Zofia Stafiej, Kinga Preis, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Dawid Tulej, Cosmina Stratan
Producer(s) Jan Kwieciński, Julie Ryan
Akson Studio, MK1 Productions
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020

With the kind support of the Polish Institute Vienna