Gives an unorthodox spin to archetypes and confirms the helmer as a talent to watch.
— Alissa Simon, Variety
The Polish Donnie Darko of Coming of Age Dramas.
— Martin Kudlac, Screen Anarchy
From the atmospheric lensing by Adam Daniel Gąsiorowski’s tempo-setting cutting, from the contrast of the white-on-white world of academia with the hyper-saturated colors of the forest in Anna Wunderlich’s production design to Bartek Gliniak’s smart score and Radosław Ochnio immersive sound design, they exemplify extreme creativity on a budget.
— Alissa Simon, Variety

Director: Kuba Czekaj
Polish with English subtitles

Rating: M (sex scenes, offensive language & content that may disturb)


Young Jury Award for the Best Film, Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2016

script and direction Kuba Czekaj
cinematography Adam Palenta
music Bartek Gliniak
set design Anna Wunderlich
costumes Aleksandra Staszko
make up Aleksandra Dutkiewicz
sound Radosław Ochnio
editing Daniel Gąsiorowski
production managers Magdalena Kamińska, Agata Szymańska
artistic supervisior Joanna Kos-Krauze

production Studio Munka - Polish Filmmakers Association
co-production Telewizja Polska, Odra Film, Orka
co-financed by Polish Film Institute

Staszek Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik,
Sebastian Łach, Bernhard Schütz,
Bogusława Jantos, Emilia Stachurska,
James Fordham, Anna Podolak



Kuba Czekaj

Born in Wrocław in 1984. Graduated in directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty at the University of Silesia in Katowice in 2010 and from the Development Lab Feature Programme at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw in 2011. He received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage on two occasions, in 2009 and 2011, and has been honoured with the title of Third Programme Talent, adistinction conferred by Polish Radio’s Trojka (Third Programme). He has won the Gazeta Wyborcza (Electoral Gazette) Worth cultural award and the Cultural Guarantee award from TVP Kultura, the Polish public television broadcasting corporation’s cultural channel. He also holds the Rector of the University of Silesia's award for active students and doctoral candidates.