11-year-old Mickey House is no longer a child. But who is he…? He has no clue. He has no friends. His mom is an enigma to him. He hates what’s happening to his body. Reality and imagination blend together in a toxic mix. Events escalate at home and at school, everything becomes the extreme. Mickey has to find the strength within him to put a stop to what’s inevitable. Where will his encounter with his own maturing body take him? Growing up… not for kids.
- Queer Lion Award Special Mention - Venice IFF
- Award for Artistic Achievement - Outfest Los Angeles
- Kacper Olszewski
- Agnieszka Podsiadlik
- Kuba Czekaj
- Adam Palenta
- Magdalena Chowańska
- FILM REPUBLIC
Czekaj is not afraid to take risks and experiment.
Czekaj’s Baby Bump makes Harmony Korine’s Gummo look as normal as a Disney movie.
Czekaj has room for improvement in the narrative department, so that his stories can keep pace with the strength of his visual imagination.
I have always striven to 'step out from the screen' and have a physical effect on the audience. What I want is for them to really feel the mental and emotional states being played out 'up there’ and for their experience to be tangible, palpable.
Kuba Czekaj is an award-winning Polish film director. His screenplay for his feature debut Baby Bump was one of the winners of the 3rd Biennale College Cinema program. The film also received a Special Mention in the Queer Lion competition at the 72nd Venice IFF. His next feature film, The Erlprince premiered at the 2017 Slamdance FF, and it was present at Berlinale the same year. The film also won the Young Jury Award at the 2016 Gdynia FF. Kuba is currently developing his new project: Sorry, Poland, which won Baumi Script Development Award and the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award during the 2017 Cannes FF.