This is a nostalgic and small independent film, featuring outstanding performances by Zbigniew Zamachowski and Krzysztof Kiersznowski, directed by Rafał Kapeliński, from Toruń.
The film was initially made in 2007, as a medium-length film entitled Ballada o Piotrowskim/The Ballad of Piotrowski. Two years later, the Director decided to re-edit it and shorten to 30 minutes.
It is a story about Mr Marek (played by Krzysztof Kiersznowski), who is generally considered a loser, but decides to change his life and pursue his own dreams of starting up a hairdresser’s salon.
The film was shot in Nieszawa, mainly by the Vistula wharfs, where the “seat” of the Cultural Foundation and the hairdresser’s salon owned by Piotrowski are situated in the film.
Poland 2009, 30′
Directed by: Rafał Kapeliński
Screenplay: Rafał Kapeliński
Cinematography: Paweł Dyllus
Music: Zbigniew Malecki
Producer: Rafał Kapeliński, Piotr Ledwig, Mary Melinda Ziemer
Produced by: Aurora Film Production
Cast: Krzysztof Kiersznowski, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Elżbieta Jarosik, Magdalena Popławska, Jacek Borusiński, and others.
The New Horizons International Film Festival – Special Mention in the New Films from Poland competition; the Babie Lato Filmowe Film Festival in Trzyniec – the Students’ Award, and others.