Scene from the film The Snails
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The Snails

  • Poland
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Andrzej decides to open a snail farm together with his friend. Despite the lack of experience, he believes in the success of the enterprise. Grzegorz Skalmowski from Pasłęk comes to the rescue; he is the Polish snail guru called ‘the Snail King’ and gives valuable advice. Preparations for the farm opening are in progress. During breaks at work, the men talk about life and death, love and friendship, which becomes the essence of the film and the snail grows to the proportion of the symbol of revival and eternal life.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Grzegorz Szczepaniak
  • DOP
    Daniel Wawrzyniak, Marek Kozakiewicz
  • Editing
    Wojciech Janas
  • Music
    Mikołaj Majkusiak
  • Sound
    Paulina Bocheńska
  • Duration
    30 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 31st Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2015
    • 58 th DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2015
    • Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria, 2016
    • 31st Unabhängiges FilmFest Osnabrück, Germany, 2016
    • Film Festival Film Night at the Castle 2018, Slovakia, 2018
    • 55th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2015
    • 22nd IFF Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2015
    • GoShort - ISFF Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2016
    • It's All True - 21st International Documentary Film Festival, Brazil, 2016
    • AFI DOCS, USA, 2016
    • Traverse City Film Festival, USA, 2016
  • Awards
    • 22nd IFF Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2015 - Special Mention
    • GoShort - ISFF Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2016 - Audience Award
    • AFI DOCS, USA, 2016 - Audience Award
    • Traverse City Film Festival, USA, 2016 - Honorable Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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