"Floating Skyscrapers" in UK Cinemas

Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers), a film directed by Tomasz Wasilewski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will be released theatrically in selected cinemas across the United Kingdom on December 6, 2013.

Screenings in Three Cinemas

Tomasz Wasilewski’s feature Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers), co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will soon have a limited theatrical release in the United Kingdom. Starting on December 6, the film will screen at the following cinemas: Curzon Soho and ICA in London, and, as of December 20, also at the Watershed cinema in Bristol.

Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers)


Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers), the second feature film from director Tomasz Wasilewski [following his debut W sypialni (In a Bedroom)], is a contemporary and universal coming-of-age story about the search for one’s own identity and for acceptance. The film’s main protagonist Kuba is a young man who lives with his mother and his girlfriend Sylwia. At first glance, Kuba’s life appears to be organized and stable; he loves his girlfriend, he is a college student in physical education, and is considered to be one of the top contenders in the upcoming swimming competition. One night at a party, he meets Michał. A strong emotional bond forms between the two men. Kuba suddenly finds himself fascinated with another man. Terrified of the emotions that have stirred inside him, Kuba cannot find his place in these new circumstances.

A Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The film was produced by Alter Ego Pictures, written and directed by Tomasz Wasilewski, and lensed by Jakub Kijowski. The lead part was played by Mateusz Banasiuk, with supporting performances from Katarzyna Herman, Bartosz Gelner, and Marta Nieradkiewicz. Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Awards in Poland and Abroad

Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, later winning the ‘East of the West’ section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which showcases films by first- and second-time directors. At the 38th Gdynia Film Festival, Tomasz Wasilewski received the Award for Young Directing Talent, while Marta Nieradkiewicz was recognized as Best Supporting Actress. Mateusz Banasiuk received the Best Actor Award at the Avvantura IFF in Croatia. Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) was released theatrically in Poland on November 22, 2013. World sales are handled by the Berlin-based company Films Boutique.


Further details are available at: www.watershed.co.uk, www.curzoncinemas.com/cinemas/soho, and www.ica.org.uk.


Paulina Bez


Translated by Karolina Kołtun