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Once Upon a Time in November

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Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα / Greek Premiere
Μυθοπλασία / Fiction, Πολωνία / Poland, 2017, 88′, DCP, Έγχρ. / Color, Με ήχο / Sound, Πολωνικά, Τουρκικά, Αγγλικά / Polish, Turkish, English

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Andrzej Jakimowski, Σενάριο / Screenplay Andrzej Jakimowski, Φωτογραφία / Cinematography Adam Bajerski, Tomas Rafa, Μοντάζ / Editing Cezary Grzesiuk, Ήχος / Sound Jacek Hamela, Sebastian Brański, Ηθοποιοί / Cast Agata Kulesza, Grzegorz Palkowski Edward Hogg, Παραγωγός / Producer Andrzej Jakimowski, Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Wide Management

Warsaw, November 2013. Marky collects Mum from a cottage on an allotment in the outskirts of Warsaw where she’s been sleeping. It’s too cold to stay there so they head for the city, taking with them Mum’s companion – a stray dog called Mate. They lost their flat in the city centre because of city hall’s brutal housing policies. Then Mum even loses her place in the homeless shelter because Mate isn’t allowed there. She chooses to remain homeless rather than lose her beloved pet.

Andrzej Jakimowski

Andrzej Jakimowski was born in Warsaw in 1963: director, screenwriter and producer. He studied philosophy at Warsaw University and film directing at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Katowice Film School. Once Upon a Time in November is his fourth feature.


The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.