We Will Be Happy One Day (KIEDYŚ BĘDZIEMY SZCZĘŚLIWI)

Director: Paweł Wysoczański, Producer: Krzysztof Stasiak, Country: Poland, Language: Polish, 40’, 2011, Rights: World

We will be happy One Day is a documentary film about Daniel, a young man from Lipiny – the poorest town in southern Poland. Daniel wants out of the omnipresent misery. With a mobile phone camera in his hand, he wanders around his neighbourhood asking kids and grownups questions about their dreams. Are they going to come true, at least, for some?

However, in the process of Daniel’s filming there emerges a hidden layer: the love between him and his charismatic grandmother. But will he ever manage to complete his film?

About the Director

Pawel Wysoczanski was born in 1980 in Swidnica, Poland. He graduated from the University of Silesia in Katowice, Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television. He is the author of documentary and feature films: Point of View, Flying Education, On the Road, We Will Be Happy One Day, awarded at film festivals in Poland and abroad.  Author of the photo exhibition ‘In the Shadow of Sun’ documenting his travels to Ethiopia and Sudan. He is currently working on a documentary My Vertical World about world-famous mountaineer Jerzy Kukuczka, as well as a film about Somalia, No Direction Home.

Awards

2013
Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary
Best Documentary

2012
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
Best Documentary in mid-length category

Polish Film Festival Los Angeles
Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award

Jelenia Gora International Film Festival “ZOOM -ZBLIZENIE”
Grand Prix

Kyiv International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Award in DOCU/SHORT Competition

Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival
Award for The Best Short Movie

Documentary International Film Festival  “Documenta Madrid”
Second Prize for the best short documentary

2011
Poznan International Film Festival  “Off Cinema”
The Golden Castle Grand Prix