dir. ANNA KAZEJAK
Having made a name for herself with award-winning entries in renowned film festivals, Anna Kazejak returns with a harshly intimate family drama set against an idyllic seaside campsite. With a lot of humour, funny situations, and surprising twists, audiences and juries worldwide have appreciated the film.
Four characters will grapple with the ever-evolving nature of their roles and responsibilities during a long weekend trip as traditional norms clash against modern ideas. Maja and Hubert are the archetypal fortysomething Polish couple, complete with two pre-teen boys and all the typical tension expected in a family drama. They are joined by an old friend, recently divorced Dawid, who has brought along his young son Kaj, and his very young girlfriend, college-aged Nina. To complete this recipe for disaster, the first night ends with the four adults scrambling to piece together how to deal with serious life situations. The ensuing arguments shed light on ideological divides and throw into question long-held beliefs.
Saturday, 25 November – 21:15
FUCKING BORNHOLM | 2022 | 99 min | Poland
|Marta Lewandowska – Friends with Benefits Studio
|Agnieszka Grochowska, Maciej Stuhr, Grzegorz Damiecki, Jasmina Polak
|Filip K. Kasperaszek, Anna Kazejak
FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2022 – Europa Cinemas Label Award | Zurich Film Festival, 2022 | Busan International Film Festival, 2022 | Trieste Film Festival, 2023 | Goteborg Film Festival, 2023
Anna Kazejak is an internationally awarded director and screenwriter. Prior to attending the National Film School in Lodz in 2001, she spent many years studying film theory. In 2005, Kazejak and two of her friends from school decided to produce a three-part film dealing with the economic migrations of young Poles. This film was the much-celebrated, Ode to Joy. This film was also the first Polish film to screen in competition at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The first feature helmed by Kazejak was Flying Pigs, which was seen by a huge number of movie-goers. Her third film – The Word – had a world premiere at the Berlinale, Generation Section and was shown over 40 international film festivals and received prizes. Kazejak’s stand-out directing work in television consists of numerous episodes of HBO Poland’s version of In Treatment. She is a member of the European Film Academy and a board member of the Polish Directors Guild.