Marian Mathias, USA 2022, 78’
Polish premiere
Rounding Something in the Dirt

Marian Mathias’ feature debut was awarded the Special Jury Prize in San Sebastián. A beautifully executed, elegant and sometimes quite surreal coming-of-age story, in which a young girl goes to Illinois to bury her father.

gorgeously wrought … tactile yet timeless (

a film of undeniable beauty (Cineuropa)

Mathias has a confident way of creating strong, eerie images (Screendaily)

Magdalena Maksimiuk


San Sebastián IFF 2022 - Special Prize of the Jury, SIGNIS Award

Marian Mathias

Marian Mathias is a director based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a 2016 MFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Graduate Departmental Fellow. Marian is a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, the Sara Driver Production Award, and two awards in Fine Art. Her thesis film Give Up The Ghost premiered as an Official Selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival as a part of the Cinéfondation and was made with the support of Kodak and Film Factory in Paris. Runner is her feature debut.


2012 Two Tomatoes (short)

2016 Palisades (doc. short)

2017 Give Up the Ghost (short)

2022 Runner 

Cast & Crew

director Marian Mathias
screenplay Marian Mathias
cinematography Jomo Fray
editing Marian Mathias
cast Hannah Schiller, Darren Houle, Jonathan Eisley, Gene Jones
producer Joy Jorgensen, Nadia Turincev, Omar El Kadi
production Killjoy, Easy Riders Films, Pigasus Pictures, Man Alive
sales Heretic Outreach
language English
coloration colour
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