Compulsory Figures

Released: 2018

Genre: documentary

Director: Ewa Kochańska

Cinematography: Egor Efimov

Julia Polniuk (10) trains figure skating and there is not much time left for her to succeed in sports and meet her family’s expectations….  After the Euromaidan Revolution the Polniuk family moved from Ukraine to Poland. Now they begin a brand new life in Warsaw without good jobs or money. Julia’s mother Marina (37) has only one goal in mind: to give her children a good start in life. This year Julia has an opportunity to take part in the Polish Figure Skating Championships. This could bring her fame and success and maybe even help the whole family to get Polish citizenship, but can a child spread its wings and fly with such a burden on its shoulders?

A Polish Film Institute Co-financed Production
ⓒ SQUARE film studio sp. z o.o., Telewizja Polska S.A., Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, DI Factory Sp. z o.o., Sp. K., MX35 Ruzik Wajda Sp. j. 2018