Ryszard Kruk, Poland 2022, 49’
Irek Sobota, the main protagonist of the movie, is a professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and head of the Polar Research Centre. His scientific activity is strictly related to managing the Polar Station on Spitsbergen. Within the span of the last 20 years, he participated in more than 30 research expeditions.
One could say that the Arctic is his second habitat, as he spends a couple of months there, every single year. This is a man torn between two homes and two totally different worlds. When paying a visit to one of them, he usually misses the other.