Archive of films Chicks Are Just Different / Baby są jakieś inne
2011, 94 min
Section: Another View
A nighttime drive starring a couple of guys who can’t talk about anything but women. And they couldn’t possibly see them in the best light when they criticize everything about them, from their driving ability to how they eliminate. In this dynamic conversational film, however, men come off far worse.
A nighttime ride with a couple of chauvinists who think that feminism is just about certain troublemakers not getting enough (i.e. sex). But the guys have a lot more on their minds and they’re unlikely to leave any stone unturned when it comes to women. No matter how many stereotypical memes slip from the protagonists’ lips in this dynamic conversational game, it isn’t women who end up the cinematic losers. Ultimately, the men are so desperate they no longer even find sexist jokes funny. They are the poor beggars here, betraying their own shortcomings in biased monologues; and with each additional sneer, they earn one in return from the audience. And this is no movie to shy away from direct confrontation with viewers, who are forced to take stock of the stereotypical thinking in their own thought processes. Although the men in the film seem to talk of nothing else, always finding new pretexts for criticizing the female sex, the picture maintains a high standard of humor and even of variety, something unexpected from a dialogue-based movie.
About the director
Marek Koterski (b. 1942, Kraków) studied Polish literature and history of art at the University of Wrocław, then went on to graduate in direction from the National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT). Thanks to his time as a stage director, many of his numerous documentaries focus on the theater and its people. In 1984 he debuted with The Mad House, followed by the well-received The Inner Life (1986). In a subsequent series of films (including Porno, 1989 and No Laughing Matter, 1995), he returned to the character of Adaś Miauczyński, who is also the protagonist of Day of the Wacko (2002). That film competed at Karlovy Vary in the East of the West section, and was shown at the Berlinale as well. At the national film festival in Gdynia, Day of the Wacko took the Grand Prix, and Best Actor went to Marek Kondrat.
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Jerzy Zieliński|
|Production:||Studio Filmowe KADR|
|Cast:||Robert Więckiewicz, Adam Woronowicz|
|Contact:||Studio Filmowe KADR|
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