Kebab & Horoscope

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    Kebab & Horoscope

    Directed by

    Poland

    2014

    72 min

    • Polish

    Comedy drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    A group of misfits from a carpet shop have a chance to change their lives with the help of two marketing experts – an ex-kebab shop worker and ex-fortune teller from a wildlife magazine.

    Awards

    • Best International Feature Film (Ex-aequo) - Rome Independent FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Bartłomiej Topa
    Piotr Żurawski
    Tomek Schuchardt
    Justyna Wasilewska
    Barbara Kurzaj
    Andrzej Zieliński
    Dorota Kolak
    Janusz Michałowski
    Screenplay
    Grzegorz Jaroszuk
    Cinematography
    John Magnus Borge
    Editing
    Aleksandra Gowin
    Music
    Wojciech Mazolewski

    Director's Statement

    Kebab & Horoscope is a story about awkward people, who seek love in life. My characters’ clumsiness confronted with the absurd world makes my film a comedy. Comic aspect, though, is only to soften a tough story about loneliness, unfulfilled need of love and sadness. My actors have peculiar looks, on the visual level they build each other by contrast. Static camera, observing heroes more than participating, cold shades, are underlining characters’ alienation. Narration will build an absurd and funny film about people, who discover, that there is no sense in trying to fight against loneliness.

    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Production
    MD4

    Press

    Bursts of genuine laugh out loud humour

    Laurence Boyce , Screen Daily

    Grzegorz Jaroszuk

    Grzegorz Jaroszuk

    Poland

    Grzegorz Jaroszuk was born in 1983, in Warsaw. In 2011 he graduated from The Polish Film School in Lodz. Since 2012 Jaroszuk is a member of EFA. In 2011, his short film FROZEN STORIES received numerous awards and nominations at film festivals around the world, among them Pianifica Prizena at the 64th Locarno Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at AFI FEST in Los Angeles. The film was shown at film festivals in Sundance, Munich, Warsaw, Krakow, Leuven and St. Petersburg.