Michał Kwieciński

2022, 2 h 5 min

Frankfurt 1943. Filip is a cosmopolitan and lady-killer, incapable of more profound feelings. Although he has lost his whole family in Poland, in the middle of Nazi Germany he successfully eludes death. Concealing his Jewish origin, he works as a waiter in a restaurant of an exclusive hotel among other forced labourers from all over Europe. He makes the most of the world, surrounded by luxury and lonely German women. His life is one great reckless provocation. Filip’s carefully built world collapses like a house of cards once the war starts to takes its bloody toll among his loved ones. Soon, allied bombers are going to wipe this bustling Tower of Babel from the face of the earth. The film is based on the motifs of Leopold Tyrmand’s autobiographic novel Filip.

directed by: Michał Kwieciński

written by: Michał Kwieciński, Michał Matejkiewicz

director of photography: Michał Sobociński

music: Robot Koch

production design: Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński

costume design: Magdalena Biedrzycka, Justyna Stolarz

make-up: Dariusz Krysiak

sound: Mariusz Wysocki, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński

edited by: Nikodem Chabior

casting by: Marta Kownacka, Cassandra Han

cast: Caroline Hartig, Eryk Kulm jr, Zoe Straub, Sandra Drzymalska, Victor Meutelet, Robert Więckiewicz

production: Telewizja Polska

producer: Krystyna Świeca

co-produced by: Akson Studio

production manager: Magdalena Pietrowska

distributed by: Telewizja Polska

Main Competition
Short Film Competition
Microbudget Film Competition
Pure Classics
Films from Gdynia
Opening Film
Platinum Lions Screening
Special Screenings
Krakow Film Festival Catching Waves
Missing Polish Film Festival
Janusz Korczak - Children's Festival