Director: Maciej Sobieszczański

written & directed by Maciej Sobieszczański director of photography Jacek Podgórski edited by Andrzej Dąbrowski sound by Kamil Radziszewski music by Bartek Gliniak production design by Włodzimierz Szyrle costume design by Paulina Szenderowska production manager Paweł Sosnowski executive producer Katarzyna Ślesicka produced by Wajda Studio, Studio Munka SFP, TVP, Kreativa co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

cast Maciej Marczewski, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, Krzysztof Globisz, Dorota Kolak, Janusz Chabior, Jarosław Boberek

colour, 25′

Poland 2011


Szymon is a well-off doctor. His father’s birthday happens to be a moment, when he decides to stop for a little bit and rethink his life. He has a feeling that, if anything in his life don’t change, catastrophe will come. He worries about getting bald and about living with a girl he doesn’t love. In his parent’s attitude towards life he sees his future defeat. Birthday by Maciej Sobieszczański, inspired by Etgar Keret’s story – one of the most famous writers of the Israeli young generation – presents dilemmas of the generation of thirty-something with grotesque and irony.