Waves

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    Waves

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    Directed by

    Poland

    2016

    78 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    For Ania and Kasia adulthood is just around the corner. They’re in training with a hairstylist and their future seems bright. Kasia is perhaps more skillful than Ania, who can’t get the hang of doing perms; but the latter also suffers from a lack of understanding at home, although neither has very harmonious relations with her parents. The small hair salon in the Kraków suburb of Nowa Huta and the deserted prefab housing complex where it’s located bear witness to seemingly mundane yet fundamental moments that occur between a carefree childhood and the complication and compromise of being an adult.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Anna Kęsek
    Katarzyna Kopeć
    Tomasz Schimscheiner
    Beata Schimscheiner
    Edyta Torhan
    Jolanta Olszewska
    Artur Krajewski
    Screenplay
    Grzegorz Zariczny
    Cinematography
    Weronika Bilska
    Production
    MUNK STUDIO - POLISH FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION

    Press

    Authentic, endearing fiction debut with this bittersweet snapshot of frustrated Polish youth.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    A nuanced, sure-footed portrait of an individual.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    Remarkably raw and authentic.

    Laurence Boyce, Cineuropa

    Grzegorz Zariczny

    Grzegorz Zariczny

    Poland

    Grzegorz Zariczny (b. 1983, Kokotów, Poland) attended Jerzy Ridan’s film workshops while in high school in the Nowa Huta suburb of Kraków. In 2005–12 he studied film direction at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice, graduating with the short OUR BAD WINTER (Special Jury Prize at the Gdynia fest). 2008 saw him participate in a documentary course held at the Wajda School in Warsaw. The film he made there, THE DOG HILL (2010), took awards at home and abroad. In 2012 he shot the short documentary WHISTLE, made possible by Munk Studio and the Polish Filmmakers Association. Zariczny walked away with the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2013. WAVES is his feature film debut. It premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF.