The Refuge City

Director: Wojciech Kasperski

written & directed by Wojciech Kasperski director of photography Michał Tywoniuk music by Grzegorz Daroń production design by Kamila Pściuk-Glazer costume design by Daria Kopiec sound by Leszek Freund edited by Tymek Wiskirski production managers Remigiusz Zawadzki, Dawid Janicki

cast Eryk Lubos (Tomek), Wojciech Żołądkowicz (Kacper), Dariusz Kowalski (trainer), Magdalena Kuta (mother), Stefan Burczyk (grandfather), Julia Krynke (nurse)

produced by National Film Television & Theatre School, Targowa 61/63, 90-323 Łódź, phone +48 42 634 58 20, e-mail swzfilm@filmschool.lodz.pl, www.filmschool.lodz.pl; Film Studio TOR, Film Studio ZEBRA, Film Studio PERSPEKTYWA, Fundacja Art House world sales Lodz Film School
35 mm/DVD, 1:1,85, colour, Dolby Stereo Digital, 18′
Poland 2006

 

Łódź. The city of factories and hooligans. Tomek – a devoted fan of his football team – gives the world his ultimatum: either his team stays in the first league or he will administer the justice himself: he will kill someone. The film is a sensational story about true football fans and ordinary hooligans. It is a story about friendship and violence.


Awards:

  • International Film Festival “Etude & Anime”, Krakow – Students Jury Award and Audience Award
  • International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy (China) – Audience Award
  • The Sleepwalkers Student Film Festival Tallin (Estonia) – Grand Prize
  • SF Shorts, San Francisco, USA – Special Jury Mention