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. Born in Wrocław, 18.06.1984. Screenwriter and Director. Graduated in directing from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Radio and Television Faculty at the University of Silesia in Katowice in 2010 and from the Development Lab Feature Programme at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, in Warsaw in 2011. He received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Director, screenwriter of two short features DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK ROOM and TWIST & BLOOD. BABY BUMP is his first feature film which was developed by Biennale College and world premiered at the Venice IFF., followed by THE EARLPRINCE which screened at Berlinale Generation and in competition at the Gdynia Film Festival and won the Young Jury Award for Best Film.