Floating Skyscrapers

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    Floating Skyscrapers

    Plynace wiezowce

    Directed by

    Poland

    2013

    90 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    Strong and disciplined Kuba is sideswiped by the feelings unearthed when he meets handsome Mikal. Their connection is instantaneous and intoxicating, leaving Kuba to grapple with conflicting emotions. Suddenly his comfortable life with his girlfriend Sylwie is less interesting, and after training for fifteen years, his motivation to compete as a top-tier athlete dissipates. Unable to deny himself any longer, Kuba begins a relationship with Mikal. As Sylwie’s dreams of a life with Kuba slip away, Kuba accepts who he is and what he wants, only to find himself drowning in the destruction of his desires.

    Awards

    • East of the West Award - Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Audience Award - New Horizons IFF
    • Best Directing Award - Transilvania IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Mateusz Banasiuk
    Bartosz Gelner
    Marta Nieradkiewicz
    Olga Frycz
    Katarzyna Herman
    Iza Kuna
    Mirosław Zbrojewicz
    Screenplay
    Tomasz Wasilewski
    Cinematography
    Jakub Kijowski
    Editing
    Alaksandra Gowin
    Music
    Baasch
    Production
    ALTER EGO PRODUCTION
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    Press

    Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski delivers a feel-bad coming-out drama in artful, sexually provocative fashion.

    Alissa Simon, Variety

    (Floating Skyscrapers) builds a compelling narrative on the back of its understated performances, sexual realism and austerely beautiful cinematography.

    Peter Beech, The Guardian

    The silence this film leaves is deafening.

    Andrew Darley, Polaris Magazine

    Tomasz Wasilewski

    Tomasz Wasilewski

    Poland

    2609. This number is in both of my movies. I plan to use in all of them. This would be my secret signature.

    Tomasz Wasilewski (1980, Poland) is a Polish director and scriptwriter who graduated from the National Film School in Lodz in 2006. He worked as an assistant director with Malgorzata Szumowska on 33 SCENES FROM LIFE (2008) and has also worked with leading Polish theatre directors. Wasilewski has cooperated on international co-productions with Zentropa International Poland and he is a scriptwriter on TV series for National Polish Television. His works include the short film FLAMELESS (2001), the short documentary ONE MAN SHOW (2008) and the internationally awarded films IN A BEDROOM (2012) and FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS (2013). His latest feature, UNITED STATES OF LOVE, won the Silver Bear for Best Script at the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

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