The rite of passage

The rite of passage


Janusz Majewski

2010, 1 h 48 min

Growing up of a boy in the first years after the war. The story about the fight for his soul between biology and politics, nature and nurture, the crave for freedom and the oppression of the system. A married couple with two children – 14-year-old Ludwik and five years younger Hania – comes from Lviv to the liberated Krakow. Ludwik enrolls to a good junior high-school and makes new friends. When before the June referendum Ludwik gets accidentally involved in a street fight, he is arrested. In uncertain times he grows up, trivial and stupid things still brush with serious and tragic matters…

Directed by: Janusz Majewski

Written by: Janusz Majewski

Director of photography: Adam Bajerski

Music by: Tomasz Stańko

Production design by: Andrzej Haliński

Sound: Krzysztof Jastrząb

Editing: Milenia Fiedler

Costume design by: Elżbieta Radke

Make-up: Tomasz Matraszek

Production manager: Tadeusz Drewno

Produced by: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych

Producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

Co-produced by: Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe

Distribution: Monolith Film

Actress in a leading role: Agnieszka Michalska

Actor in a leading role: Adam Wróblewski

Actresses in supporting roles: Sonia Bohosiewicz, Marta Klubowicz

Actors in supporting roles: Wiktor Zborowski, Antoni Królikowski

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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