The documentary Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian Lesson) by Wojciech Staroń, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the grand prize in the Mid-Length Documentary Competition at the RIDM (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal) film festival.
Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian Lesson), produced by Staroń Film and the Documentary Department of TVP1, is focused on Janek, the director's eight-year-old son, who moves with his parents to Argentina for two years. In a foreign country, in a foreign culture, immersed in a language which he had never heard before, the boy slowly discover the world around him. He becomes friends with eleven-year-old Marcia, which brings him closer to the new culture, but also takes him into a completely new social reality, where children often have to face difficult problems as much as adults.
The RIDM Film Festival in Montreal is the largest film event dedicated to documentary filmmaking in the French-speaking part of Canada. This year's festival lineup featured 18 films in short-length and mid-length documentary sections, as well as 14 feature documentaries. The winner of the award for Best Feature Documentary was the Dutch film Matthew's Law, directed by Marc Schmidt.
Further details about the festival available at: www.ridm.qc.ca.
Written by Paulina Bez based on the press release
Translated by Karolina Kołtun