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Son of the Snow Queen

Robert Wichrowski
Syn Królowej Śniegu
Poland 2017 / 85’
Sister of Mine Strange Birds

Kay is missing - they're saying he's probably dead, but Gerda doesn't believe it. She loved Kay and decides to look for him ... Kazimierz (Franciszek Pieczka) reads Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales to little Marcin (Maciej Bożek in his first role), and the time he spends with his older neighbor is one of the few happy moments in the boy's life. Marcin has problems with his eyesight, communication at school, and, above all, in his relationship with his mother (Michalina Olszańska). Raising him on her own, Ania is young and attractive, but lost. She rarely finds time for her son: she goes to Poznan to work in order to earn money to pay for his treatment. When she is at work, out on a date, or partying, her little boy is looked after by Kamil (Rafał Fudelaj), who is in love with her, Kazimierz, or her kind-hearted neighbor, Zofia (Anna Seniuk). Despite their help, Ania is starting to see motherhood more and more as a burden, while Marcin is feeling increasingly lonely. Will they manage to find some common ground? Robert Wichrowski's film balances is social cinema that makes use of the poetics of fairy tales-and fairy tales, as we all know, can be cruel.

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Robert Wichrowski

Born in Bydgoszcz, Robert Wichrowski is a director and screenwriter. He studied History and Political Science at the University of Gdańsk, and he also completed a Master's Course in Filmmaking at the Wajda School and graduated from the Łódź Film School. He has directed music videos, social campaigns, and documentaries (including Łzy mistrzówOstatnia droga), as well as TV series: Na wspólnejBrzydulaKlub Szalonych DziewicSzpilki na Giewoncie, and Komisarz Alex. Wichrowski made his feature debut with comedy The FrenchTrick, starring Karolina Gruszka and Jan Frycz.

Filmography

2000 Łzy mistrzów (short)

2003 Mój szczyt – opowieści z K2 (short)

2006 Francuski numer

2014 Ostatnia droga (short)

2014 Karuzela

2017 Syn Królowej Śniegu / Son of the Snow Queen

Cast & Crew

director Robert Wichrowski
screenplay Paweł Sala, Robert Wichrowski
cinematography Mirosław Kuba Brożek
editing Adam Kwiatek, Mateusz Kiełbowicz
music Piotr Mikołajczak
cast Maciej Bożek, Michalina Olszańska, Franciszek Pieczka, Anna Seniuk, Rafał Fudalej, Ewa Szykulska
producer Piotr Mikołajczak
production Ursa Major Productions, Apella SA, Fundacja Stefczyka
language Polish
colouration colour