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Director: Jakub Wenda
Screenwriter: Jakub Wenda
Cast: Borys Otawa, Jakub Gąsior
Producer: Maciej Ślesicki
Cinematographer: Szymon Jarząbek
Genre: Featured short film
Length: 14min55s
Year: 2023
Dialogue: Polish
Region: Poland
Production Company: Warsaw Film School

故事梗概 Synopsis


14-year-old Szymon lives in a seaside village. The boy is experiencing one of the most turbulent stages in his life: puberty. He spends his holidays walking on the beach or meeting his friends. The boy’s monotonous life is being disrupted by an unexpected visit from his childhood friend. From that moment on, the boy develops the need to explore his sexuality. Seemingly ordinary meeting on a cliff turns into his first summer romance.

导演介绍 Director’s Biography


Jakub Wenda was born in 2000 in Biała Podlaska. He grew up in small town on the eastern edge of Poland. In 2019 he completed an Editing in Adobe Premiere course in the Academy of Photography, and a year later—a Cinematography and Directing course at the Warsaw Film School. In 2020, he became a student of the Warsaw Film School in the Department of Film Directing. During his freshman year he created many short films and short documentaries. In recent years, he has been involved in various social campaigns for Amnesty International or Rak’n’Roll organization.

导演阐述 Director’s Statement


I was born in Biała Podlaska, the first major city located near my hometown. For the next 18 years I grew up in this dying town bordering the eastern edge of Poland, as it was declining with each passing day. Throughout my childhood, I gradually got to know myself by facing all kinds of disappointments, first crushes and turbulent relationships. Living in a small, hermetic town meant that any physical or emotional deviation from the rest of society could lead to public ridicule and derision. As a lonely teenager, I’ve been writing down my first movie ideas in an old diary. My childhood, and the events I’ve experienced during this period, have had significant impact on my present self. I try to place all my sensibility into my projects. I prioritize turning the viewer’s attention to basic human values, as well as quickly dispersing in the modern world emotions.