TRAVEL FEVER

POLISH TITLE: REISEFIEBER

Kaj is fourteen years old and he lives with his mother, Kasia, following his parents’ divorce. Kasia has spent her whole life tied to her work and continually travelling. She’s preparing to move abroad with Kaj. He is fascinated by Ala, their Ukrainian housekeeper, and his only hope of not being parted from her lies with his father, Andrzej, whom he rarely sees. He believes that Andrzej will invite them both to make their home with him. After a confrontation, Andrzej takes Kaj and Ala to his place for the weekend. Kaj has high hopes of the visit, but they are dashed by the end of the stay. The confrontation that follows proves to be a difficult one.

GENRE:
fiction
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
30'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Mateusz Bednarkiewicz
SCRIPT:
Filip K. Kasperaszek, Aneta Wróbel, Mateusz Bednarkiewicz
DOP:
Mikołaj Łebkowski
EDITOR:
Michał Poddębniak
CAST:
Jakub Wróblewski, Justyna Wasilewska, Sławomir Grzymkowski, Katarzyna Herman, Paweł Smagała
MUSIC:
Marcin Macuk
PRODUCTION:
Studio Munka
COPRODUCTION:
Haka Films, TVN Film, Emma Production, Coloroffon

Mateusz Bednarkiewicz »

Film and theatre artist Mateusz Bednarkiewicz is a director and screenwriter. He graduated in philosophy from the University of Warsaw and from the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art. He has collaborated with a number of theatres, including Studio Theatre in Warsaw, Teatr Polski in Poznań and Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw. He co-wrote Warsaw, which won the Golden Lion for Best Screenplay at the 2003 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and was nominated for the Eagle, awarded by the Polish Film Academy, that same year. His Feinweinblein (2016), directed for television, won him a director’s award at the 2017 Teatroteka Fest. He has directed theatre productions based on works by Büchner, Chekhov, and Conrad, amongst others. Mateusz Bednarkiewicz is a member of the Polish Film Academy and the European Film Academy.