Fear of Falling

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    Fear of Falling

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    90 min

    • Polish


    Tomek (30) escaped from the province and decided to sort out his life in a big city. He has a career as a TV reporter and has just started a family when he receives a message from a psychiatric hospital in his home town. His estranged father is there. Against his own feelings and the advice of the people closest to him, Tomek decides to reach out to his father, whom he hasn’t seen for years. As a result, Tomek gets involved in a relationship on the edge between craziness and normality, which will make him re-evaluate his entire life


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    • Silver Gateway Award for Second Best Film, Mumbai FF
    • Best Cinematography, Lecce European FF


    Marcin Dorocinski
    Krzysztof Stroinski
    Magdalena Poplawska
    Dorota Kolak
    Piotr Borkowski
    Bartosz Konopka
    Piotr Niemyjski
    Jaroslaw Barzan


    Bartosz Konopka

    Bartosz Konopka


    Bartosz Konopka is one of the most frequently awarded Polish directors. His latest film RABBIT A LA BERLIN was nominated for the Academy Award 2010 in the Documentary Short Subject category. So far the film has won awards at festivals such as Hot Docs Toronto, Hamptons, Jihlava, Krakow Film Festival, Planete Doc Review. Konopka’s short feature debut THREE FOR THE TAKING (2006) produced by Studio Munka won 12 awards at many different festivals, i.e. Grand Prix at Brest Film Festival and Best Debut Award at Message To Man IFF in St. Petersburg. His documentary THE GOAT WALKER (2004) was awarded by Planete Television at the Berlinale in 2004 and was then shown by all Planete chanels worldwide. It also won a number of audience awards at various festivals. Bartek holds a Master degree in film studies from the Jagiellonian University and has graduated from the directing department in the Kieślowski Radio and Television School in Katowice and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. FEAR OF FALLING is his debute feature film. His latest film THE MUTE (2018) won the Best Cinematography Award at Polish Film Festival (FPFF).

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