Arena is a film about learning to believe in yourself. A hitchhiker is taken in by a remote Polish mountain community. Tested by the hardened locals and the unforgiving harshness of his new environment he constitutes his presence in the mountains. But to whom do we have to prove of what we're made?
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Martin Rath grew up in East Berlin. He is a student at the directing department of the Polish National Film School in Lodz. His short documentary WRITTEN IN INK premiered at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival where it won the Black Pearl Award. It went on the be the most screened Polish short film on the international film festival circuit in 2012 with over 100 official selections world-wide including SXSW and Hot Docs. In 2013 Martin completed his fiction short film ARENA, which premiered at the 58. Cork Film Festival where it won the Grand Prix International.