Be Somebody

Poland2023fiction26'Międzynarodowy konkurs krótkometrażowy (2023)Konkurs polski (2023)

Together with his family, Wiktor moves into a recently bought flat, which turns out to have belonged to Lech Wałęsa, a symbol of freedom and a legend as a simple electrician who became Poland’s president many years ago. Today, numerous groups of people brought by curiosity and sympathy for the politician appear under the windows of the apartment located in an ordinary, grey housing estate built under communism. Can the new residents take advantage of it in any way? Wiktor’s wife comes up with a perverse idea and he soon learns what it is like to ‘be someone’. A year after the success of ‘A Dead Marriage’ at the Krakow Film Festival (and elsewhere), the film director and screen writer, Michał Toczek, returns with another story about human needs, concerns and dreams, which is warm and full of humour.

directed by
Michał Toczek, portret reżysera
Michał Toczek

Film director born in 1996. He is a student of Film and Television Directing at the Film School in Łódź. His short films have been awarded at home and abroad, including a distinction from the Krakow Film Festival for his documentary debut Strawberry Boys. He is a winner of the Papaya Young Directors 2021 competition. His film , "Dead Marriage," won the Silver Hobby-Horse at the 2022 Krakow Film Festival.

Tomasz Pawlik
Michał Toczek
Sebastian Stankiewicz, Jowita Budnik, Klara Bielawka
Jan Królikowski
Maryla Kłosowska, Łukasz Niemancewicz, Kosma Standera
Ignacy Ciunelis, Jakub Didkowski
Agata Golańska (Polish National Film School in Łódź)
Kadr z filmu Be Somebody