Woman on Top


Radoslawa Bardes  / Producer
Justyna Tafel  / Director, Writer

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2013


Breslau 1949. A group of young children play in post-war house ruins and the hildren find a bomb misfire. 7 year old Jureczek, sends his crying 5 year old sister Wanda home saying "Girls don’t play with us!“. Wanda and her terrified mother run down the street when suddenly the air is shaken by a bomb explosion. K2, Pakistan, 1986. The 43 year old famous mountaineer Wanda Rutkiewicz participates in the international expedition to K2- "the mountain of all mountains". As men discover that the pretty Wanda won’t be the expeditions "mascot“ but is rather stubborn and determined to reach the summit a strong conflict develops between them- based on gender and national issues. (excerpt)