The Christening

Release date: 22-10-2010
Director: Marcin Wrona

directed by Marcin Wrona written by Grzegorz Jankowski, Grażyna Trela, Dariusz Glazer director of photography Paweł Flis music by Marcin Macuk production design by Dorota Łacek-Gorczyca costume design by Katarzyna Śródka make-up by Beata Matuszczak edited by Piotr Kmiecik PSM sound by Tomasz Sikora 

cast Tomasz Schuchardt (Janek), Wojciech Zieliński (Michał), Adam Woronowicz (“Fat Man”, mafia boss), Natalia Rybicka (Magda), Michał Koterski (“Baldy”, gang member), Paweł Tomaszewski (“Gel Boy”, gang member), Krzysztof Czeczot (“Tracksuit”, gang member), Robert Jurczyga (“Black T-Shirt”, gang member), Andrzej Franczyk (Michał’s father), Iwona Bielska (Michał’s mother), Sławomir Rokita (Magda’s father), Mikołaj Kałucki (Adam), Klaudia El Dursi (wife of “Fat Man”), Ola Radwańska (Agata), Ireneusz Kozioł (Leśniak) production managers Magdalena Jóźwiak, Marek Rudnicki produced by Odeon Film Studio, ul. Rakowiecka 4, 02-519 Warsaw, +48 22 646 69 00, E-MAIL odeon@odeon.com.pl, www.odeon.com.pl co-produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, No Problem producers Leszek Rybarczyk, Marek Rudnicki co-producers Marcin Wrona, Tomasz Szulc, Krzysztof Krawczyk co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distribution Best Film www.bestfilm.pl

35 mm, colour, Dolby Digital, 85′

Poland 2010

 

Michał has everything he dreamed of – a beautiful wife named Magda, a newborn son, and his own company. He invites Janek, a friend from years back, to visit him and be the baby’s godfather. But that’s just the beginning of Michał’s plan. He asks Janek to become interested in Magda. The plan seems to work at first, but then Michał finds it harder and harder to deal with. Michał knows that his deeply buried past will inevitably come to him. Then Janek will have to make a decision with consequences he will never be able to forget.

 

Marcin Wrona

Born in 1973. Film, television, and theatre director; screenwriter. Graduate of film studies at the Jagiellonian University, film directing at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia, the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, and the Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam (2005). Lecturer in film directing at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia. Winner of multiple awards at international film festivals for his student film Magnet Man (2001). Winner of 3rd prize (with Grażyna Trela) in the 2007 international Hartley-Merrill competition for the script of his 2009 feature debut Moja krew (My Flesh My Blood; working title Tamagotchi).

 

Feature Filmography

2009: Moja krew (My Flesh My Blood), 2010 Chrzest (The Christening)

 

Translated by Karolina Kołtun