I Never cry

Jak najdalej stąd

Directed by: Piotr Domalewski

Film followed by Q&A with Director

Piotr Domalewski


Ola is 17 and faces the usual trials of teenage life, like her driving test, which she has repeatedly failed. Suddenly, after receiving the news that her estranged father, a migrant worker on the docks of Dublin, has died in a work accident, Ola must embark on a lonely odyssey from Poland to Ireland to retrieve his body and—importantly for her impoverished family—her share of whatever money the man has left behind. Throughout this journey to a foreign land, Ola not only navigates her way through the thickets of Irish bureaucracy, but also, by talking with her father’s co-workers, begins to get a fuller picture of who her father really was. In this difficult but often gentle and even amusing process, her harsh, sarcastic personality begins to soften. Brimming with rage and intelligence, sadness and joy, Zofia Stafiej as Ola is unforgettable.

Cast: Zofia Stafiej, Kinga Preis, Arkadiusz Jakubik

Polish, English, and Romanian
98 min
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[Horák] matches each of the film’s periods to a different style: the 1960s to the Czech New Wave, the 1970s to normalization films, and the 1980s to documentary-like grainy footage. The stylisation enables a fine adjustment of dramatic effects”

(Martin Kudláč, Cineuropa).


  • Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
  • Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award
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