Last Days of Summer

Poland / 2020 / fiction / 26' / National Competition

A summer idyll in a thriving family vineyard is interrupted by an assault on Yana, one of its young seasonal workers. The victim’s story can only be confirmed by one person, her friend Tosia. The teenager faces a difficult moral dilemma between justice and protecting her family. What will she choose aware of grave and irreversible consequences entailed by either of them? "The Last Days of Summer" is a beautifully shot and performed story about the end of innocence, which evokes associations with the art of the Dardenne brothers as well as the postulates of the #MeToo movement. This is the cinema that puts women’s issues and perspective at the foreground.

directed by
Klaudia KęskaQ&A guest

Born in 1989. A graduate of Sociology and Management, she is currently studying Film Directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. Author of several short feature and documentary films. In 2018, she made one episode of the Chronicle of the Gdynia Film Festival.

cinematography
Kamil Małecki
script
Klaudia Kęska
cast
Julia Kuzka, Grzegorz Damięcki, Monika Kwiatkowska, Sonya Slyusarenko, Jan Hrynkiewicz
music
Żaneta Rydzewska
editing
Alan Zejer
production
Krystyna Doktorowicz (Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego)
Photo
Last Days of Summer