The Tough carries a lot of meanings: defiant, vicious, resistant, relentless, strong, resilient, cold, hard. The film’s protagonist had a good reason to choose this name for his discovery […].

An amazing short documentary, starring Jarosław Surmacz, one of the explorers who discovered The Tough Cave, Harda, in Poland on Tatra Mountains. Descending alone in a really narrow cave, with all the claustrofobic angles of the circumstance, we follow him in his exploration. No words, just the heavy breathings, the steps on the snow, the sounds of the cave, the ‘noioses’ of wilderness. An amazing challenge against nature, with the desire for discovery.

Title: THE TOUGH (HARDA)
Director: Marcin Polar
Country: Poland
Year: 2019
Running time: 14