The Whistle

Release date: 22-11-2013
Director: Grzegorz Zariczny

written & directed by Grzegorz Zariczny director of photography Weronika Bilska sound by Krzysztof Ridan edited by Katarzyna Leśniak artistic supervision by Jacek Bławut executive producer Marek Nawracaj produced by SFP, Studio Munka, Telewizja Polska, FullFilm Service co-financed by Polish Film Institute distributed by Spectator
colour, 16′
Poland 2012


Marcin is a young man that comes from a small village near Krakow. The film pictures him from three perspectives – his private life, his work life and his hobby – which is football. In each of these fields he seems to be quite clumsy. He doesn’t rush his way towards adulthood – which his mother doesn’t approve of. She expects him to make life-changing decisions, finding a better job and a wife. Marcin is also a burgeoning football referee – every week he has to bear unrefined comments and remarks about his work, made by players and fans alike of amateur teams.