The Strongwomen
A portrait of a woman from a mountain village in Dagestan. In the face of the patriarchal world surrounding her, she adopts a non-conformist attitude. Something that proves useful in her endeavour is her experience from the Soviet era, when she was a wrestling champion.

Written and Directed by: Kacper Czubak, Iwona Kaliszewska
Director of Photography: Kacper Czubak
Sound: Maciej Krupa

Festivals & awards
  • Short Film Corner at the Festival de Cannes 2014, France
  • Special mention at the Quest Europe - International Festival of Auteur Cinema 2015, Poland
  • Festival in Cottbus, 3-9 November, Germany
  • New Horizons, International Film Festival in Wroc³aw, 23 July - 2 August 2015.
  • 13th Human Rights Film Festival, 17-24 April 2015, San Sebastian
  • 56th Cracow Film Festival, 2015.


  • Contact: iwona.kaliszewska@gmail.com