Holiday Weekend

Release date: 03-05-2004
Director: Robert Gliński

directed by Robert Gliński written by Jarosław Sokół director of photography Zbigniew Wichłacz production design by Dorota Ignaczak costume design by Dorota Roqueplo edited by Ewa Smal sound by Małgorzata Lewandowska production manager Paweł Gabryś cast Krzysztof Globisz (Bogdan), Joanna Żółkowska (Marta), Leszek Piskorz (“Dziadek”), Bogusław Kierc (Jan Tomaszek), Maciej Damięcki, Sławomir Orzechowski, Adam Biedrzycki, Tamara Arciuch, Katarzyna Tatarak (Małgosia), Andrzej Mastalerz (Żelazek), Łukasz Simlat, Ilona Ostrowska, Krzysztof Banaszyk, Joanna Liszowska, Maria Maj (Kozłowska), Piotr Głowacki (Teoś Kozłowski), Małgorzata Socha, Elżbieta Komorowska, Anna Sroka, Aldona Orman (nurse), Paweł Królikowski, Tomasz Kamel, Barbara Dziekan, Anna Gornostaj, Krzysztof Dracz, Jan Piechociński, Krzysztof Szyc, Elżbieta Jarosik, Andrzej Pośniak, Marek Brodzki, Ryszard Łukowski, Sławomir Zapała produced by Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa
colour, 72′
Poland 2004

 

Part of the “Polish Holiday” series. Bogdan, a shy, middle-age man, choose Marta – Girl No3 – in a TV show “Blind Date”. The participants of the program, despite the host’s attempts to ease up the atmosphere, are tense and withdrawn – particularly the woman, who makes an impression as if she were in the show by mistake. The winning couple is to spend a long weekend in a luxurious hotel by the lake. Although they seem to be dreaming about finding a partner – they do not fit each other at all. Marta, a library supervisor, is a former opposition activist; Bogdan is a professional soldier.

Robert Gliński
Born in 1952. Director, scriptwriter, and academic teacher. Graduated from the Łódź Film School. Laureate of numerous awards at Polish and international film festivals. Since 2002, a lecturer at the Directing Department of Łódź Film School, since September 2008, its rector.

 

Filmography (selected)

1983: Niedzielne igraszki / Sunday Pranks; 1985: Rośliny trujące / Poisonous Plants; 1988: Łabędzi śpiew / Swan Song; 1992: Wszystko, co najważniejsze / All That Really Matters; 1997: Kochaj i rób co chcesz / Love Me and Do Whatever you Want; 2001: Cześć, Tereska / Hi, Tereska; 2005: Wróżby kumaka / The Call of the Toad; 2007: Benek; 2009: Świnki / Piggies