"Little Crushes" in Rotterdam

On the set of Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes). Photo by Marcin Kułakowski, Polish Film Institute


Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes), a film directed by Aleksandra Gowin and Ireneusz Grzyb and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the 43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival. The Rotterdam screening will mark the film’s world premiere.

Debut Film by Young Filmmakers

Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes) is the story of a chance meeting between people who seek happiness on their own terms, as opposed to those dictated by others. Lensed by Ita Zbroniec-Zajt, the film features performances by Helena Sujecka, Agnieszka Pawełkiewicz and Szymon Czacki. Aleksandra Gowin’s and Ireneusz Grzyb’s debut feature was produced by Agnieszka Dziedzic and Jakub Burakiewicz of Koi Studio. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and Łódź City Hall.

Bright Future Section of the Festival

Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes) will screen in Rotterdam’s Bright Future section dedicated to promoting young talents, first- and second-time directors. Along with 21 films premiering in this section, Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes) will be eligible for the FIPRESCI award, presented annually in Rotterdam since 1990.


Further details about Małe stłuczki (Little Crushes) are available at: www.koi-studio.pl.


The 43rd Rotterdam IFF runs from January 22 through February 2.


Marta Sikorska


Translated by Karolina Kołtun