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Boys with Butterflies

Marcin Filipowicz
Chłopcy z motylkami
Poland 2018 / 27’
Bitter Herb Breath

Fifteen-year-old Filip is beaten up on the footbridge next to his housing estate. In retaliation, his father buys space on a billboard where he offers a reward for help finding the thugs. This is a simple story about growing up inspired by real events described in Jacek Hugo-Bader’s reportage Boys With Butterflies.

Magdalena Sztorc


Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy 2018 - Special Mention

Marcin Filipowicz

Marcin Filipowicz studied film direction at the Katowice Film School and a completed a course in documentary filmmaking at the Wajda School. His short student films 7109 km, Echo and Lato miłości and documentaries Mój tata Lazaro and Trampkarze won awards at both Polish and international film festivals. He is currently working on his full-length feature debut. He is a lover of good literature, mountain climbing and high mountains.


2008 7109 KM (short)

2011 Mój tata Lazaro (short, doc.)

2012 Echo (short)

2014 Lato miłości (short)

2015 Trampkarze (short, doc.)

2018 Chłopcy z motylkami (short)

Cast & Crew

director Marcin Filipowicz
screenplay Marcin Filipowicz
cinematography Mateusz Skalski
editing Magdalena Chowańska
cast Oskar Jarzombek, Grzegorz Damięcki
producer Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński
production Studio Munka SFP
sales Krakowska Fundacja Filmowa
language Polish
colouration colour