The Christening / Chrzest (Poland, 2010)

directed by Marcin Wrona, drama, 86 min, eng subtitles
written by Grzegorz Jankowski, Grażyna Trela, Dariusz Glazer
with Tomasz Schuchardt, Wojciech Zieliński, Natalia Rybicka

The first scenes of the film show Michał as a figure of the success of Poland of the 2000s. He doesn't seem to lack anything: a beautiful woman, a newborn son, a huge apartment and his own successful company. He chooses an old friend, Janek, to be the godfather of his child and Janek comes to visit him a few days before the ceremony. During these few days, Michal's dark past begins to emerge and all he has built in the past few years threatens to collapse. Will Janek accept to do Michal a favour that is difficult to ask anyone for, even your best friend?

Gdynia FF 2010 (Silver Lion, Best Actor)
FebioFest IFF in Prague 2011 (Grand Prix)
IFF Mons 2011 (Grand Prix and Best Screenplay)