New World

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New World

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New World

Release Date: September 17, 2015

Year    :   2015
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Akron Studio, TVP, PISF
Director    :   Elżbieta Benkowska, Michał Wawrzecki, Łukasz Ostalski
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Writers    :   Elżbieta Benkowska, Izabela Aleksandrowicz, Monika Dembińska, Maksymilian Nowicki
RunTime    :   90 mins.

Three stories of immigrants trying to start new lives in Poland: an Afghan traumatised by the war, a Ukrainian lost in her own body, and a Belarusian running away from painful love. The Afghan, Azzam, works as a translator for the Polish army. In his homeland he is treated like a traitor. Having been evacuated to Poland, he is unable to shake off the war experiences. The Ukrainian, Wiera, escapes to Poland to undergo sex reassignment surgery in secret from her family. An unexpected visit from her father and little son will make her face the question of her own identity once more. Żanna, the Belarusian, leaves her husband, a dissident, and lives together with her daughter at her sister’s in Warsaw. She wants to move out as soon as possible and make a normal home. Things get complicated when her husband gets arrested again.

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