POLISH TITLE: NOTORYCZNI DEBIUTANCI
The movie consists of humorous, dramatic and surreal portraits of small town residents, who's fortunes entwine during Sunday school meetings. First is the story of Oskar - a ministrant adored by two rival girls. Second plot portrays the dilemmas of Oskar's mother - Teresa, who in her search for spirituality can not resist the appeal of a charismatic priest. A series of love commotions will introduce the characters to unexpected challenges, where they will have to get to know themselves afresh.
The screenplay was awarded by the ministry of culture as part of a scholarship for young artists – NCK “Młoda Polska 2008”.
- RUNNING TIME:
- Justyna Nowak
- Justyna Nowak
- Szymon Kluz
- Cecylia Pacura, Filip K. Kasperaszek
- Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna
- TVP, PISF
Justyna Nowak completed the MA programme in film directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Known for her feature short "Dragonflies" which took part in the competition of the 64th Biennale di Venezia, where it was nominated for the Prix UIP of the European Film Academy. "Dragonflies" took part in important competitions at international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Cork, Leeds, Encounters. The film won prizes for Best European Short and Best Cinematography at Raindance Film Festival in London. Her films are mainly comedy-dramas with elements of absurdity and surrealism, inspired by the French and Czech New Wave. They often portray a strong female character and dive into the social themes of women's issues.
Her last work - "Beauty" was a postfeminist, experimental film with elements of theatre. She also pursues her passion for screenwriting for animated films which include "The Rabbit's Case" and "The Mystery of the Malakka Mountain" which got Grand Prix and Best Screenplay at Brno16 Film Festival. An alumna of Berlinale Talents.