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.
- East of the West Award - Karlovy Vary IFF
- Audience Award - New Horizons IFF
- Best Directing Award - Transilvania IFF
- Mateusz Banasiuk
- Bartosz Gelner
- Marta Nieradkiewicz
- Olga Frycz
- Katarzyna Herman
- Iza Kuna
- Mirosław Zbrojewicz
- Tomasz Wasilewski
- Jakub Kijowski
- Alaksandra Gowin
- ALTER EGO PRODUCTION
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Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski delivers a feel-bad coming-out drama in artful, sexually provocative fashion.
(Floating Skyscrapers) builds a compelling narrative on the back of its understated performances, sexual realism and austerely beautiful cinematography.
The silence this film leaves is deafening.
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.