Fat Kathy

dir. Julia Pełka / Poland / 2019 / 14 min.

Section: New Faces


Director: Julia Pełka

Screenplay: Julia Pełka

Cinematography: Szymon Kluz

Editing: Julia Pełka, Andrzej Czarnecki

Sound: Weronika Bloch, Julia Pełka, Grzegorz Kucharski

Producers: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński

Production: Studio Munka SFP

World sales: Studio Munka SFP

Language: Polish



In the city water pump there are 8 clams. The lives of millions of people depend on them. In case of contamination of water supply, the clams will close and automatically shut off the water for the city. The main scientist-malacologist watches over the system's operation. The film


Warsaw Film Festival


Julia Pełka is a Polish director and cinematographer born and living in Warsaw. She graduated from the MA Programme in Cinematography at the Lodz Film School in 2012 and Wajda School. She won a prestigious scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for the most talented young artists „Young Poland”. She also received the artistic scholarship in the field of documentary from the Marshal of City of Warsaw. She is a member of the Polish Filmmakers’ Association (SFP).  


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