Ricochets

Poland | 2019 | fiction | 30 min. National competition

Jakub Radej, who was awarded at the 2017 Krakow Film Festival for his documentary “Dust”, returns with a fiction film about a family entangled in history, whose production scale is impressive. Everyone becomes embroiled in political events, regardless of their will or decision. No one can escape their consequences. In Poland in 1982, two brothers who are miners represent two different attitudes towards communist oppression. While Janek (Stanisław Linowski) chooses active involvement into democratic opposition, Tadek (Tomasz Schuchardt) wants to remain neutral. The clash is inevitable. Such a situation must lead to the conflict in which it is impossible to precisely balance moral reasons.

directed by

Jakub Radej Festival guest

Film director and screenwriter born in 1991 in Cieszyn. Graduate of Film Directing at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia and the DOK PRO documentary course at the Wajda School. His films "Uhlan", "Ghetto Gospel" and "God Bless You" were screened at many festivals (e.g. in Bilbao, Los Angeles, and Cambridge). He worked as an assistant director for Wojciech Smarzowski on feature films "Traffic Department" and "Volhynia" and Maciej Żak on "Convoy". His documentary film "Dust" received numerous awards at the international film festivals, including the award for the best short documentary film at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. He is one of ten European filmmakers invited to the prestigious section "Future Frames" at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. He is a laureate of Talenty Trójki award in a film category.

cinematography
Marcin Lesisz
script
Jakub Radej, Michał Wawrzecki
cast
Stanisław Linowski Festival guest, Zuzanna Zielińska, Tomasz Schuchardt, Marta Ścisłowicz, Ignacy Klim, Sławomir Grzymkowski, Magdalena Celówna, Andrzej Chyra
music
Adam Domurat
sound
Dominika Czajkowska
editing
Tomasz Mączka
production
Marcin Lesisz (Stowarzyszenie Lubińska Grupa Filmowa Uisel Studio), (FINA - Filmoteka Narodowa Instytut Audiowizualny), (Coloroffon), (Aeroplan), (Kijora Film), (Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych)
Film screenings:
Wednesday, May 29 18:30 | Kino Pod Baranami Red Room + meeting with creators:
director Jakub Radej
actor Stanisław Linowski
Ricochets