Szymon is a quite well-off doctor. The sixtieth birthday of his father is the moment when he decides to slow down and think about himself and his own life. He has a premonition that if nothing changes, an inevitable total catastrophe will happen. He is thinking of the approaching baldness, the girlfriend who he lives with but does not love, though he could. Looking at his parents, he sees his future defeat.
Inspired by the short story of Etgar Keret, one of the most well-known young Israeli writers, Maciej Sobieszczański’s “Birthday” is a grotesque and ironic representation of the dilemmas faced by the thirty-year-olds’ generation.
Written by: Maciej Sobieszczański
Polish Title: Urodziny
Cinematography: Jacek Podgórski
Music: Bartek Gliniak
Film Editing: Andrzej Dąbrowski
Production Manager: Paweł Sosnowski
Produced by: Mistrzowska Szkoła Reżyserii Filmowej Andrzeja Wajdy
Producer: Katarzyna Ślesicka
Co-produced by: Studio Munka – SFP, TVP S.A., PISF, Kreativa
Executive Producer: Katarzyna Ślesick
Distribution: Joanna Skalska
World Sales: Joanna Skalska
Country & Year of Production: Poland 2011
Main Male Part: Maciej Marczewski
Main Female Part: Katarzyna Dąbrowska
Supporting Male Part: Krzysztof Globisz
Supporting Female Part: Dorota Kolak
Length: 25 min.