Marcin Koszałka’s Retrospective

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Such a Beautiful Son I Gave Birth To / Takiego pięknego syna urodziłam (PL 1999, 25 min)

Marcin's's very strong but also quite controversial debute. He films his own parents (mostly his mother) while she blames him and tells him that he is a bum and should do an a honest job instead of walking around with a camera. Awarded in Nyon, Berlin and Cracow.

Till It Hurts / Do Bólu
(PL 2008, 25 min)  web

The story of a lonely 53-year-old psychiatrist living with his severely overprotective mother. When a woman enters the picture, serious conflict breaks out. After years of sexual abstinence he falls in love with Ewa.

All Day Together / Cały dzień razem
(PL 2006, 25 min)  web trailer

Marcin Koszalka and his assistant arrive at the house of a Japanese woman with the idea of shooting a short film about her, but she tries to direct their attention to anything but herself. Cultural and language barriers seem insuperable. This ends up being a humoristic film about the impossibility of making a film.

Declaration of Immortality / Deklaracja nieśmiertelności
(PL 2010, 29 min)  web trailer

A stunning portrait of one of the legends of Polish rock climbing Piotr "Mad" Korczak. The director focuses on the decline of the career of the great master, provoking his reflection on his future, when he will no longer be able to climb. It's a moving story about the inability to come to terms with old age and a desire for immortality. Best short documentary award at Karlove Vary IFF 2011.

Marcin Koszałka's films are screened thanks to the support of Telewizja Polska (TVP)