Sonny

Poland / 2019 / documentary / 40' / National Competition

A subtle story of difficult family relations. Marcin was taken away from his alcoholic parents when he was twelve and he spent the rest of his childhood in a children's home. After he comes of age, he comes back to his family home and tries to get on with his life: finds a job, pursues his passions, tries to re-establish contact with his father. At times it seems that the broken ties can be mended – the director captures intimate moments of true closeness between the father and the son. Yet these moments are constantly accompanied by alcohol-induced degradation. Marcin has to make a choice: should he fight with his father's addiction or think about his own future?

directed by
Paweł ChorzępaQ&A guest

Director and cinematographer. Since 2011, he has worked as a lecturer at the Film and Broadcast Production Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice, where in 2016 he earned his PhD. Graduate of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. Member of the Polish Filmmakers Association.

cinematography
Paweł Chorzępa
script
Paweł Chorzępa
sound
Daniel Stopa, Dominika Czakon, Kamil Guźniczak
editing
Agata Cierniak, Alan Zejer
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association), (Bees Film House), (Telewizja Polska), (Mandla Media), (Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film), (Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego)
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