screenplay and direction: Mirosław Dembiński
photography: Antoine Vivas-Denisov
editing: Marek Denys
music: Bogumiła Kłopotowska
1998 / 16 mm / 23 min.
The film presents Wiesław Ignatowski, a mountaineer, climbing single-handed pillar of Ganek in the Tatra Mountains. Parallel to this, we see his three years old son, who makes his first steps on his life road. We observe the similarities and differences when we compare the son and the father in identical situations: marching, resting, eating. Their emotions when painting, playing and climbing one ice or rock, bring reflection upon the basic elements of our lives. A metaphor of man's journey through life is being created.
„The Best Mountain
Film” at the International Mountain Film Festival in Vancouver (Canada) 1999
Audience Award at the International Mountain Film Festival in Vancouver (Canada) 1999
A prize UIAA at the International Mountain Film Festival in Trento (Italy) 1999
Special prize at the International Mountain Film Festival in Telluride (USA) 1999
A prize at the International Mountain Film Festival in Graz (Austria) 2000
Best Adventure Award at the International Adventure Film Festival in Calcutta (India) 2001
„Ganek” | Trento
It is a film, whose rhythm and musical score compliments its pictures, always allows us to follow the endless climbing adventure. Apart from this, it reveals the underlying relationship between an Alpinist and his awaiting family.