Scene from the film Right Side of Cello
Scene from the film Right Side of Cello
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Right Side of Cello

  • Poland
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"Right Side of Cello" is a documentary about an exceptional cello player Dominik Połoński who died in 2018. The film showcases an unusual relationship between the man and his instrument. It always accompanied the artists: in the height of his glory but also when he was forced to use a wheel chair. Despite all that, our hero is using the instrument to full capacity of possibilities. More and more composers write music just for one hand, especially for Dominik. It is a story about the struggle with the limitations of body and the will that allows us to defeat our weakness.


  • Original title
    Wariacja na wiolonczelę solo
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Aleksandra Rek
  • DOP
    Asta Julia Gudjonsdottir, Kamil Frontczak
  • Editing
    Daria Szewczenko
  • Music
    Dominik Połoński
  • Sound
    Dariusz Wancerz
  • Duration
    37 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • IDFA, The Netherlands, 2016
    • 56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016
    • 26th Media Festival “Man in Danger”, Poland, 2016
    • Lubuskie Film Summer, Poland, 2016
    • Art Films Review Zakopane, Poland, 2016
    • erzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, 2016
  • Awards
    • Lubuskie Film Summer - Silver Grape
    • erzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - Best Student Film
    • Art Films Review Zakopane - Second Prize
    • 26th Media Festival “Man in Danger” - 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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