30-01-2012

"Glasgow", or the hen laying golden eggs

During the Film and MusicFestival "Küstendorf", which ended on Monday, and which was foundedby Emir Kusturica, the Piotr Subbotkofilm entitled "Glasgow"was awarded the Bronze Egg prize. This is the fifth award won by the shortfeature produced under the "30 minutes" programme, a joint initiativeof the Studio Munka Polish Film Association, the Wajda Studio, the TVP and the PolishFilm Institute.

The Chairperson of the 5th edition of theSerbian festival's jury was actress Leila Hatami, known from the film "ASeparation" by Asghar Farhadi and she was the one to hand the award to Piotr Subbotko. The justification of the verdictreads: "The movie went into the story of a mother and a child withhumorous and surprising moments, which were always unpredictable."

The Silver Egg was awarded to the film"Boys Where Are You?" by Jelena Gavrilović (Serbia), and the GoldenEgg went to Fernando Pomares and his film "Alto Sauce" (Spain). It isworth noting that the Critics Prize was awarded to the Polish film"Barbacan", directed by Bartłomiej Żmuda.

"Küstendorf" takes place in MokraGora [Wet Mountain]. In its programme, in addition to the competition section,there are also retrospectives (this year Kim Ki-duk's retrospective and NuriBilge Ceylan's one), the festival also presents the latest trends in worldcinema and the newest authors. The audience also has an opportunity to seefilms featuring the winners of lifetime achievement awards (this year there wasa retrospective of Isabelle Huppert).

So far, "Glasgow" has won awardsat the following festivals: "Tous Courts" in France, the "GoldenApricot" in Armenia, "Message to Man" in Russia and in Cottbusin Germany.

"Glasgow" is the directorialdebut of Piotr Subbotko, writer,graduate of the "DevelopmentLab" fiction programme at the Wajda School. His film tells the storyof 12-year-old Damian, who lives in the belief that his father is a famousfootballer for the Glasgow Celtic club. During one summer vacation, in order toraise money for a trip to Scotland, Damian works on house renovation with hisretired friend Miecio. Having fallen in love with 15-year-old Monika, who ispregnant, he wants to take care of her child and to take them both to a betterworld. The film features performances by Rafał Garnecki, Sandra Korzeniak,Zygmunt Malanowicz, Adam Graczyk, Filip Garbacz, Jowita Budnik and MarcinTyrol.

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