The Iron Bridge (Żelazny most)
About the Film:
The Iron Bridge, Żelazny most, 2019 84 min.
Written and directed by: Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska
Principal Cast: Bartłomiej Topa, Julia Kijowska, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Konopka
Iron Bridge follows a love-triangle set in the Silesian miner community. Kacper, who works as a foreman, has an affair with the wife of his best friend Oskar, also a miner. Kacper sends Oskar to the most distant parts of the pit, so he can have some time with his wife. As they enjoy their rendezvous, powerful explosion traps Oskar underground. The methane being released makes it impossible to get to him and so, convinced by Kacper, the head of the rescue operation decides to reach him by drilling a hole from the surface, like it was done during the famous operation in Chile. The lovers throw themselves into the rescue mission in hope of saving their friend but also their conscience.