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Urban Cowboys

Paweł Ziemilski
Miejscy kowboje
Poland 2016 / 30’

Clondalkin is a seedy Dublin working-class neighborhood with high unemployment and a thriving culture of urban cowboys – teens who illegally keep wild horses. 14-year-old Dylan recently lost a mother who gave him money for his first horse on her deathbed. The small white mare is christened with his mother’s name, Shelly.

Agata Bratek

Paweł Ziemilski

Paweł Ziemilski was born in 1981; he is a graduate of Warsaw University (sociology), Lodz Film School and the Wajda School. He has been nominated for IDFA prizes for his documentary Rogalik in 2012, which also received awards at Zagreb Dox, Alcine Festival (Grand Prix) and at Oberhausen, Beijing, Bucharest and Kraków festivals. Mr. Ziemilski has directed short documentary and feature films. In addition to directing, he is also involved in running film workshops for disadvantaged adolescents.

Selected filmography

2009 Ja nic nie chcę / I’m Fine (short)
2009 Nie ma dymu / No Smoke (short, doc.)
2011 Szwedzka robota / Swedish Job (short)
2012 Rogalik (short, doc.)
2016 Miejscy kowboje / Urban Cowboys (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Paweł Ziemilski
screenplay Paweł Ziemilski
cinematography Maciej Twardowski
editing Przemysław Chruścielewski
music Guy Sigsworth
cast Dylan Keeley
producer Zuzanna Król, Adam Ślesicki, Paweł Ziemilski
production Wajda Studio, Warsaw Film Center Foundation
sales Wajda Studio
language English
colouration colour