300 MILES TO HEAVEN
To Poles, Perestrojka did not mean instant easing of all shackles. Two brothers Jedrek, 15, and Grzes, 12, see their parents suffer in the aftermath of dictatorship and prepare their flight to Denmark. Director Maciej Dejzcer has a both sad and suspenseful story to tell of how the kids engineer their escape and of the way their hopes were thwarted once they reached their Promised Land.
Release: 1989 (Denmark)
Duration: 92 minutes
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Spoken language: Polish
Director: Maciej Dejczer
Screenplay: Maciej Dejczer and Cezary Harasimowicz
Cinematography: Krzysztof Ptak
Editor: Jaroslaw Wolejko
Sound Design: Piotr Domaradzki
Composer: Michal Lorenc
Producers: Andrzej Polec, Maciej Skalski, Sanne Arnt Torp, Marek Rudnicki, Grazyna Zbik, Jolanta Szwed, Gry Jensen and Ryszard Straszewski
Production Countries: Poland, Denmark and France
Production Company: Magic Hour Films (then Lise Lense-Møller Film), Zespol Filmowy 'Tor' and Trans Europe Film
Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute
The film was nominated at the 1989 European Film Awards in the categories European Director of the Year, European Screenwriter of the Year, European Cinematographer of the Year, and European Composer of the Year.
The fIlm won Angers European First Film Festival 1990 C.I.C.A.E. Award, European Film Awards' 1989 Young European Film of the Year Award, and at the 1990 Polish Film Festival for Best Cinematography and Best Debut Director.