A couple of young Ukrainians, Olena and Dima, is travelling through Poland to Sweden. Unfortunately, their wallet is stolen on the train and during a fight, the thieves throw it on the railway. They have to find it before the ferry leaves.
2013 | Feature film directed by Elżbieta Benkowska

Only then the real reasons of their trip is revealed.

Directed by: Elżbieta Benkowska
Written by: Elżbieta Benkowska
Director of photography: Sławomir Witek
Editing: Elżbieta Benkowska
Production design by: Marta Grabicka
Costume design by: Aleksandra Przyłuska
Music: Alejandro Bermudez Pascual
Production manager: Joanna Pultyn
Producer: Leszek Kopeć, Jerzy Rados

Cast: Oksana Terefenko, Igor Aronov, Sebastian Perdek, Krzysztof Gordon


  • Olena by Elżbieta Benkowska in Cannes!

  • “Olena” by Elżbieta Benkowska, a director recently graduated from The Gdynia Film School, will be competing for this year’s Golden Palm of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in the category of short films. This year, there were 3 500 entries from 132 countries in this category. 

  • 9. Gdańsk DocFilm Festival

  • 35 films from all over the world will be competing to win Brama Wolności Award during the 9. edition of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival [Godność i Praca/ Dignity&Work] which will take place from 4th till 8th May 2011. The Gdynia Film School is a partner of the festival.

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