Fear of Falling / Lęk wysokości (Poland, 2011)

directed by Bartek Konopka, drama, 98 min, eng subtitles
written by Piotr Borkowski, Bartek Konopka
with Marcin Dorociński, Krzysztof Stroiński

The first feature film of the Oscar-nominated documentary director Bartosz Konopka is the moving story of a father and a son. Tomek, 30, fled his little hometown to try his luck in the capital. Everything seems perfect in his life: he's a successful TV reporter and his first child has just been born. That's when he receives a strange message from the psychiatric hospital in his hometown. His father is there and nobody else can take care of him.
Will this ambitious journalist be able to understand the challenge and take responsibility for the man with whom destiny has reunited him after many years? Will he discover also things about himself?

Gdynia FF 2011 (Award for Best First or Second Feature)
Mumbai FF 2011 ("The Silver Gateway Award")