21 x New York

SYNOPSIS

A dreamlike journey through the New York metro which captures the 21st century’s emotional spirit. We discover an extravagant mosaic of 21 characters in the New York underground and we emerge with them to the surface to learn about the dreams and failures that mark their lives.

Polish director Piotr Stasik paints an intimate portrait of a city and its people. A real display of expressivity using minimal resources. The camera lenses are only half-fixed to allow in unexpected rays of light that give the image a dreamlike quality. Filming without permits and with a very limited crew, he manages to capture the array of bittersweet emotions of today’s world.


THE DIRECTOR

Piotr Stasik studied Sociology at the University of Warsaw and he also completed a documentary course at the Wajda School. He is the co-founder of the Association for Artistic Initiatives ‘ę’, an NGO supporting cultural undertakings in small towns. His recent films include Diary of a Journey and The Last Day of Summer. He is currently working on Opera about Poland.

21 x New York

Piotr Stasik

Poland (2016)

71min.

VOSCat, VOSEng

Language: Polish, English, Chinese