“HEADFISH” AWARDED AT ITALIAN FESTIVAL
The short film by Jakub Prysak received the PAG Jury Award at this year's Trieste Film Festival in Italy.
The first edition of the Trieste Film Festival took place in 1987 – a time of radical social and political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. The Italian event, which takes place in Trieste every year in the third week of January, is entirely devoted to cinema from this particular region. It aims to be a bridge that connects the local audience with that part of Europe. The organisers were right. The event's extremely rich program has been attracting a large audience for years.
It was a really successful festival for our films. Two awards went to Paweł Łoziński (you can read about it here) for his new documentary, while the PAG Jury Award for young artists went to Jakub Prysak from the Łódź Film School. The emerging director was recognised for his short fiction Headfish.
A gloomy milking parlour filled with sounds of Bach concertos from crackling loudspeakers – this is the everyday life of Eryk, a cow milker at the Milky Paradise cooperative. Eryk is a young man who abandoned his career as a photographer and moved to an industrial town, away from his family and friends. There, he met Marissa, a prostitute from a second-rate night club. They became friends. They both want to find their place in the world.
More information about the winners can be found here.