My Son Locks Himself in the Bathroom

Poland2021fiction30'National Competition

Love hides behind hostility and jokes, fury and disappointment are concealed behind silence, sadness fills a trillion of jars with tomato paste. All this replaces a painful but necessary conversation. In a modern villa, a mother and a son are playing a strange game of appearances. The woman wants her adult, 21-year-old son to move out, but she is unable to say it openly. She tries to stop her only child using other, sometimes quite absurd, methods. It is a family psychodrama and the vivisection of emotions related to an empty nest as seen not the child but the mother who will stay alone in a big house. And she is the last one to find out about it.

directed by
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Kuba JanuszewskiQ&A guest

Director, cinematographer and screenwriter of short films and music videos He is a graduate of Cinematography at the AMA Film Academy. His film "My Son Locks Himself in the Bathroom" has been made as part of the 30 Minutes programme of the Munk Studio.

cinematography
Jakub Burakiewicz
script
Kuba Januszewski
cast
Rozalia Mierzicka, Sebastian Dela, Arkadiusz Brykalski
sound
Jarosław Downar, Adam Sypka
editing
Piotr Paruch
production
Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association)
Photo
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