Rise And Shine | Compulsory Figures

Compulsory Figures

Documentary, Poland 2018
Kids & Family, Society, Sports, Women Filmmaker

Documentary, Poland 2018
Runtime: 72 min. / 52 min.
Director: Ewa Kochańska
Production: SQUARE film studio



Julia Polniuk (10) trains figure skating – and there is not much time left for her to succeed in sports and to meet her family’s expectations…

After the Euromaidan Revolution, the Polniuk family moved from Ukraine to Poland. Now they begin a brand new life in Warsaw without good jobs or money. Julia‘s mother Marina (37) has only one goal in mind: to offer her children a better life.

This year, Julia has the opportunity to take part in the Polish Figure Skating Championships. This could bring her fame and success, and maybe even help the whole family to obtain Polish citizenship. But can a child spread its wings and fly with such a burden on its shoulders?



Festivals: IDFA