The Case of Jan Pampuch

Poland2020fiction18'National Competition

Jan Pampuch, a modest toy seller, may not break the daddy’s word given to his daughter. The problem is that her drawing unexpectedly causes a heated conflict of views and becomes number one message in the news and social media. The scandal keeps unfolding. Jan, confused with the scale of the dispute, has to do everything to settle it because his company and the future of his entire family are at stake. Also, he may not forget about the promise he made to his little girl. The Case of Jan Pampuch is a comedy of the absurd underlain with political satire and a perverse commentary on our (not just Polish) tribal reality. Maybe laughter is the best defence?

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Mikołaj PiszczanQ&A guest

Author of several short films as well as commercial and social campaigns. He is a graduate of Film Production Organisation at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Having completed a directing course at the AMA Film School in Krakow, he is currently studying Film Directing at the Film School in Łódź.

cinematography
Stefan Żółtowski
script
Mikołaj Piszczan
animated by
Jakub Siedlecki
cast
Sebastian Stankiewicz, Radosław Osypiuk, Konrad Michalak, Paulina Nadel, Wojciech Bartoszek
music
Przemysław Pilarczyk
sound
Szymon Kucharski
editing
Filip Wojciechowski
production
Agata Golańska (Polish National Film School in Łódź)
Photo
Kadr z filmu The Case of Jan Pampuch