Erlprince, The


Królewicz Olch
reż|dir Kuba Czekaj | PL | 2016 | 101 min
prod|pro Jacek Bromski, Dariusz Gajewski, Ewa Jastrzębska scen|wr Kuba Czekaj zdj|ph Adam Palenta muz|mus Bartłomiej Gliniak mon|ed Daniel Gąsiorowski ob|cast Stanisław Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Sebastian Łach dys|dis M2 Films


A remarkably gifted boy is the apple of his domineering mother’s eye. Their bond is unbreakable and together they stand against the whole world. But there is more than meets the eye… While he just wants to be an ordinary teenager, his mother forces him to take part in an international scientific contest. While he dreams of having friends and his first girlfriend, she moves them to a different city to study at the university. Everything changes when suddenly a man appears in their lives and the young genius stops being in the center of the world. The Erlprince is the latest film of Kuba Czekaj, one of the most interesting young filmmakers in Poland.

2016 Gdynia Polish Film Festival — Young Jury Award, nominated for Golden Lion
2017 Festival The Young and Cinema in Koszalin — Jantar prize for best cinematography and music, nominated for The Great Jantar

Kuba Czekaj (1984) Graduate of directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice (2010) and the Development Lab at Wajda School in Warsaw (2011). Director of award-winning short films recognized both in Poland and abroad: Don’t Be Afraid of a Dark Room and Twist & Blood. Finalist of the Biennale College Cinema 2015 program taking part during Biennale in Venice. 2015 Paszport Polityki nominee for his film Baby Bump.

2016 Królewicz Olch|The Erlprince
2015 Baby Bump

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow