Festival Guest – Monika Melen

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Monika Melen be in the audience of the Polish Film Festival.  She is the director, editor, author of dozens of documentaries aired nationwide.  She graduated from Cultural Studies at the Silesian University (specializing in film studies) as well as journalism at the Jagiellonian University, worked in several radio stations, and finally went to TVP. Regularly produces reports for the magazine Ekspres Reporterow for TVP 2, TVP and the Regional TVP.

She is bringing her new film: By Stanley for Stanley, „Film dla Stasia”.

A powerful film about the power of friendship and the joy of life. Two main characters, besides being in a different age, are both disabled. Staś is a little child and Stanisław is a mature man. Stanisław is an artist, whose passion and profession is painting. The man patiently explains to the young child what is important in life and how to cope with the simplest daily activities, which may be troublesome for the young child. He also teaches him how to be strong and despite all odds how to enjoy life and take from it as much as possible. Every day the two men prove the world that if someone is determined, he can achieve his life goals despite the disability.