My Poor Head

Director: Adrian Panek

directed by Adrian Panek written by Adrian Panek (based on the novel of Joanna Łabuz On) director of photography Dominik Danilczyk music by Tomasz Stroynowski production design by Alicja Kazimierczak, Jakub Ossendowski costume design by Kamila Gawrońska-Kasperska edited by Marcin Konarzewski production manager Tomasz Kozera

cast Mariusz Bonaszewski (father), Krzysztof Chodorowski (Wojtek), Adrianna Biedrzyńska (pedagogue)

produced by Instytut Promocji Edukacji, Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne Operon, Studio Filmowe Harpoon Films, Telewizja Polska – TVP Kultura co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
colour, 22′
Poland 2009

After wife’s death, the father of 16-year-old Wojtek, has nervous breakdown and loses touch with reality. The authorities in Wojtek’s school already know about the problem. If Wojtek’s father doesn’t prove the ability to look after his own son, Wojtek will be taken to an orphanage. Wojtek has only a few hours to handle the situation and find a way out of trouble. Film is based on the short story On [He] by Joanna Łabuz and corresponds with the Fourth Commandment: “Honour your father and your mother.”


Adrian Panek
Born in 1975. Graduated in Film Directing from Radio and Television Department at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Director and scriptwriter.