Poland 2017, 63 min, Polish, Hebrew & English subtitles
Konrad’s deeply hidden sensitivity and emotional tumult are hard to see at first glance. The Polish youth divides his time between the gym and studying for his high school finals. He wants to become an actor, but more than that, he wants to be a star with an unforgettable role, like Tony Montana from Scarface. When he hangs out with friends, at parties, in drama class and even with his mother and grandmother, he almost unconsciously slips into the role of a tough, no-nonsense outsider hardened by a difficult life. But as he stands at one of his life’s great crossroads, he momentarily removes his armor and allows the camera to see him as he is, a tender teenager, filled with doubts and dreams.
Previous Festivals:IDFA, DokFest Leipzig
Production: Klaudiusz Chrostowski, Michał Łuka
Production Company: Look At Films, P.c. Forum
Editing: Sebastian Mialik
Cinematography: Michał Łuka
Music: Wojtek Frycz, Mateusz Hulbój
Klaudiusz graduated from the University of the Arts London (BA) and Łódź Film School with a master's in directing. His debut feature length documentary CALL ME TONY won the ARRI IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary (2017).