IN THE REARVIEW
by Maciek Hamela
A Polish van traverses the roads of Ukraine. On board, the driver-director and evacuated people, following the Russian invasion. The vehicle becomes a fragile and temporary refuge, a zone of confidences of exiles who have only one objective left, to escape the war.
Poland, France, Ukraine
Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, English, French
Directed by Maciek Hamela
Produced by Piotr Grawender, Affinity Cine / Maciek Hamela, Pemplum
Co-Produced by Jean-Marie Gigon, SaNoSi Productions / Anna Palenchuk, 435 Films
With the support of Polish Film Institute
DIRECTOR - MACIEK HAMELA
Born in Warsaw, Poland, he received a master's degree from Sorbonne University (Paris IV) in French literature and graduated from EICAR. He is a longtime BBC Channel collaborator. A co-creator and a producer of a documentary short film Bless You, for which he received a Doc Alliance Award (Cannes 2021), the short was also presented at Millennium Docs Against Gravity FF. He produced many awarded documentaries such as Convictions (MDR Film Prize for an outstanding Eastern European documentary film at Dok Leipzig IFF 2016). Being a director and a producer of various radio works he has received the Silver Melchior Radio Award in the Polish Radio Reporters National Competition. He produced and co-directed Plan B, a documentary podcast series for Audioteka.
ACID CANNES 2023〡MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY 2023〡SHEFFIELD DOCFEST 2023〡TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023〡DOKUFEST 2023
"The project is a collective portrait composed of an array of experiences of Ukrainians who share a single goal: finding a safe haven in the throes of conflict."