"My Father's Bike" in Arras

Mój rower (My Father’s Bike), directed by Piotr Trzaskalski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, will screen at the 13th Arras International Film Festival in France, which runs from November 9 through November 18, 2012.

Mój rower (My Father’s Bike) in France

Piotr Trzaskalski’s Mój rower (My Father’s Bike) will screen at the 13th Arras International Film Festival in France. The Polish film will screen in the Découvertes Européennes – European Discoveries section of the festival, alongside such films as A Royal Affair by Nikolaj Arcel and The Parade by Srđan Dragojević. My Father’s Bike will screen on November 13 at 4.30pm at the Cinémovida 2, and on November 18 at 4.30pm at the Cinémovida 1. The screening on November 18 will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s producers Marta Plucińska and Paweł Pluciński of Federico Films.

Award for Kret (The Mole)

At last year’s edition of the festival, Kret (The Mole) by Rafał Lewandowski, screened in Main Competition, winning the Audience Award and the Award of the French Association of Film Critics. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

New Film by Piotr Trzaskalski

Mój rower (My Father’s Bike), the latest feature comedy-drama from director Piotr Trzaskalski, author of Edi (Eddie) and Mistrz (The Master), is an unusual film guide through the world of men. Why is it that when a man loves someone, he cannot express it with words, regardless of his age? Paweł, Włodzimierz and Maciek are forced to spend several days together, missing no opportunity to make each other miserable. Do the differences between them really outweigh what they have in common? Is there such a thing as the key to understanding the male point of view?

Feature Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The leading roles in the film were played by Michał Urbaniak (Włodzimierz Starnawski), Artur Żmijewski (Paweł Starnawski, Włodzimierz’s son), Krzysztof Chodorowski (Maciek Starnawski, Paweł’s son), with supporting roles by Witold Dębicki, Anna Nehrebecka, Piotr Szczepanik, and Marcin Tyrol. The screenplay was written by Piotr Trzaskalski and Wojciech Lepianka, while Piotr Śliskowski acted as director of photography. Mój rower (My Father’s Bike) was produced by Federico Film and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Polish Premiere on November 16, 2012

Piotr Trzaskalski’s film premiered at the 37th Gdynia Film Festival, where it screened in Main Competition, winning the award for Best Screenplay, the Award of Polish Film Festivals Abroad, and the Golden Kangaroo award of Australian film distributors. My Father’s Bike will soon also screen in Main Competition at the 20th Plus Camerimage Film Festival. The film will be released in Polish cinemas on November 16, 2012; its Polish distributor is ITI Cinema.


Further details about the Arras International Film Festival available at: www.arrasfilmfestival.com.


Paulina Bez


Translated by Karolina Kołtun