Format: 10 min
Direction & Script: Tomasz Siwiński
Produced by: Letko Sp. z o.o.
Co-financed by: Polish Film Institute
Silesia, year 1962, we’re in the middle of the winter of the century. In the nearby coal mine we meet two main characters: a worker called Zbyszek and Alina - a crane operator. Shrunken from the cold, they try to survive some of the worst, darkest days of the year in this hostile world. In such a place man feels his weakness and appreciates the merits of civilization. We meet Zbyszek at a critical moment in his life. He wants to kill himself because he is experiencing a heartbreak. Cold and darkness overwhelmed him completely. In this vital moment, thanks to the television lecturer, he becomes obsessed by the idea of the life force enchanted in coal.