Fear of Falling

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Director: Bartosz Konopka

Poland, Drama, 2011, 90 min
Tomek escaped from the province and decided to sort out his life in a big city. He has a career as a TV reporter and has just started a family when he receives a message from a psychiatric hospital in his home town. His estranged father is there. Against the advice of his closest ones, Tomek decides to reach out to his father although they haven't seen each other for years. As a result, Tomek gets involved in a relationship which will make him re-evaluate his entire life.


2011 - Individual Award for directing debut, Individual Award for make up at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (Poland).

About the director:

Bartosz Konopka (born in 1972) is one of the most frequently awarded Polish directors. B. Konopka holds a Master’s degree in film studies from the Jagiellonian University and has graduated from the directing department in the Kieślowski Radio and Television School in Katowice and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. His latest film “Rabbit a la Berlin” (Królik po berlinsku, 2009) was nominated for the Academy Award 2010 in the Short Documentary category. B. Konopka’s short debut “Three for the Taking” (Trójka do wziecia, 2006) won 12 awards at many different festivals, e. g. the Grand Prix at the Brest Film Festival and Best Debut Award at Message to Man International Film Festival in St. Petersburg.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Piotr Borkowski, Bartosz Konopka

Dir. of Photography: Piotr Niemyjski

Music: Jacek Hamela, Katarzyna Dzida-Hamela

Cast: Marcin Dorocinski, Krzysztof Stroinski, Magdalena Popławska, Dorota Kolak