There are People in the Forest

W lesie są ludzie

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
A lonely man limps down the road. A truck drives up to him. Several armed men jump out of it. They capture the limping man and transport him to the forest. The only witnesses of the scene are people from a nearby village. Since 2021, situations like these are commonplace on the Polish-Belarussian border of the European Union, which is the scene of an ongoing refugee crisis. An animated documentary whose creator happens to live in a town by the border.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Szymon Ruczyński
Script: Szymon Ruczyński
Editing: Szymon Ruczyński
Sound: Szymon Kucharski
Production: The Polish National Film School in Łódź
Producers: Agata Golańska
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Poland
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 10'
Contact: KFF Sales & Promotion
Awards/Distinctions: Best European Short Film - Krakow FF 2023, Honorable Mention - International Animated FF 2023

Szymon Ruczyński


2020 Reason (short)
2021 The Wildwood Diptych (short, co-direction)
2023 There Are People in the Forest (short)