The Boy on a Galloping Horse 15 Chlopiec na galopujacym koniu UK Premiere
Director: Adam Guzinski, Feature, 75 minutes, Poland, 2006, Polish with English subtitles.
Selected as part of Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival this year, it had the critics applauding its visual beauty and the director’s laid back story-telling technique.
Jerzy is a talented writer with crippling writer’s block. Living with his wife and their seven-year-old son Jasiek outside the city, Jerzy’s enduring creative crisis and their related financial troubles are making the couple drift apart. When they receive the horrific news that their son is ill they must travel to the nearest city for an operation - a journey that’s the trip of a lifetime for their little boy, but one that makes his parents face their ultimate fears and reflect on why they’re together in the first place.
Told in a minimal, simple way, it’s incredible to watch, and for those of you who enjoyed Squint Your Eyes, a Polish film we screened at the festival in 2004, you will adore this.
Plus short film: The Making Of Parts
Director: Daniel Elliott, Short, 15 minutes, UK, 2006.
In 2003 Dan Elliott wrote and directed the multi-award-winning Fender Bender as part of the first Northern Lights Digital Film Challenge. His new short film, The Making Of Parts, has just scooped the coveted Prix UIP for Best European Short at Venice Film Festival 2006. It’s a brooding and beautifully shot tale of a man’s love and tenderness, which he once shared with his wife, and which is now slipping away from him.