10th Spektrum
Film Festival

Bread and Salt


Spektrum competition

In program

24.10.2023 / 16:15
Kup bilet

PL: Chleb i sól

Director: Damian Kocur

Script: Damian Kocur, Marta Konarzewska

Cinematography: Tomasz Woźniczka

Editing: Alan Zejer

Producersi: Jacek Bromski, Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński

Cast: Jacek Bies, Dawid Piejko, Nikola Raczko, Nadim Suleiman, Nadeem Shalave, Małgorzata Puzio

Poland 2022


Tymoteusz, a pianist – student of the Warsaw Academy of Music, returns to his hometown for a vacation. A provincial town, like many in Poland, is a place where time has stood still, especially now during hot holidays. Tymek’s friends and his brother Jacek stayed in the city, also a pianist, who, however, did not enter the Academy of Music and spent time with his friends in the estate. A stay in his hometown is only a holiday stop to Western Europe, where Tymoteusz received a foreign scholarship. The central meeting point for local youth is the newly created kebab bar. Local youth live well with foreigners, but there are some minor exceptions. Over time, the conflict between a group of employees and the boys from the estate worsens. Fear and a sense of threat begin to develop in intimidated foreigners.

The screening will be followed by Q&A session with director Damian Kocur.

The most interesting proposition in Polish social cinema for many years

Jakub Majmurek

Nothing seems to be happening and the tension is rising. Everything seems so natural and yet precise. Outstanding direction and flawless actors.

Michał Piepiórka

He rejects simple polarization in favor of paradoxes, combining aesthetic imagination with realism.

Błażej Hrapkowicz

There hasn’t been such authenticity in Polish cinema for a long time. A few scenes hurt like salt sprinkled on wounds.

Łukasz Muszyński

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