Archive of films Shameless / Bez wstydu
2012, 80 min
Section: East of the West - Competition
Eighteen-year-old Tadzik arrives at the home of his elder half-sister Anka for vacation. It soon comes to light that the feelings the young man entertains for his sister overreach socially accepted norms. In his feature debut, director Marczewski develops the topic of his successful short film Melodrama, which was nominated for a 2006 student Oscar.
Eighteen-year-old Tadzik arrives at the home of his elder half-sister Anka for vacation. It soon comes to light that the feelings the young man entertains for his sister overreach socially accepted norms. Anka herself is somewhat emotionally unstable, floundering as she is in a less than joyous relationship with the leader of a local neo-Nazi group; she dreams of a better future. Experienced documentarist Marczewski never slips into the cheap sensationalism engendered by his controversial subject. On the contrary, he demonstrates great understanding for his characters and their dilemma. In another plot line, the picture presents a self-confident Romany girl named Irmina and her attempts to get out of the wedding arranged by her father; her plan is to make Tadzik notice her. In his feature debut, Marczewski develops the theme of his successful short film Melodrama, rounding it out with the highly topical motif of racial intolerance. The role of Tadzik is powerfully played by one of Poland’s most distinctive young actors, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, who took Best Actor at KVIFF 2010 for playing Artur in Mother Teresa of Cats.
About the director
Filip Marczewski (b. 1974, Łódź, Poland) graduated from university in Warsaw and began studying at PWSFTViT in Łódź in 2002. He has worked as assistant to directors Lech Majewski, Leszek Dawid, and his father Wojciech Marczewski. His movies have received a number of international awards, and his short film Melodrama was nominated for a 2006 student Oscar. Poor-Land (Bieda–zemia) competed in the short documentary category at Karlovy Vary in 2005, while Just Like Heaven (Jak w niebie) competed in the same section in 2008. Shameless is his feature debut.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||East of the West - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Szymon Lenkowski|
|Production:||Akson Studio Sp. z o.o.|
|Cast:||Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maciej Marczewski, Anna Próchniak|
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