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Floating Skyscrapers

Plynace wiezowce
Director: Tomasz Wasilewski

Poland, Drama, 2013, 93 min, polish with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-13

In his fifteenth year of training, aspiring champion swimmer Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) lives a normal, uneventful life – at home with his mother and girlfriend. But Kuba has also been growing more curious about some of the boys at the gym. “Floating Skyscrapers” is a film about the human condition. It is about love, or the lack of it, and about the consequences of seeking out its substitutes. It is about wasted opportunities and lost dreams – about the contemporary world and it‘s pitfalls.

Awards:

2013 – Film „Floating Skyscrapers“ (Plynace Wiezowce, 2013) won the. “East of the West” competition's main prize at Karlovy Vary film festival.
2013 – The Audience award in New Horizons film festival in Wrocław (Poland)

About the director:

Tomasz Wasilewski  was born in Toruń, Poland, in 1980. After graduating from The National Film School in Lodz, he worked on several international co-productions, including Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” (Antichrist, 2009). His award-winning feature debut “In a Bedroom” (W sypialni, 2012) premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2012, the same year this film has been presented at Kaunas International Film Festival. After a year, with his latest film “Floating Skyscrapers” (Plynace Wiezowce, 2013) won the “East of the West” competition's main prize at Karlovy Vary film festival.
 

Section: Identity

Screenplay: Tomasz Wasilewski

Dir. of Photography: Jakub Kijowski

Cast: Mateusz Banasiuk, Bartosz Gelner, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Olga Frycz, Katarzyna Herman, Iza Kuna, Mirosław Zbrojewicz