Baby Blues

2012, 105 min.

Baby Blues (2012)
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Production
Director Katarzyna Roslaniec
Screenplay Katarzyna Roslaniec
Cinematography Jens Ramborg
Art Director Lise Christensen
Producer Agnieszka Kurzydlo

Cast

Natalia Magdalena Berus
Kuba Nikodem Rozbicki
Ernest Michal Trzeciakowski
Martyna Klaudia Bulka
Marzena, Natalia’s Mother Magdalena Boczarska
Neighbor Katarzyna Figura
Kuba’s Mother Danuta Stenka
Kuba’s Father Jan Frycz
Dorota Renata Dancewicz
Story

Natalia really wanted to have a baby. Now she’s got one and this extrovert seventeen-year-old’s life has suddenly become one big struggle. Feeling rejected by her still youthful mother, she clings desperately to her child, although she hasn’t really got the hang of things yet or developed a genuine bond. Her carefree skateboarding friend Kuba tries his best to get used to the idea of being a father but winds up using her tiny apartment as a venue for parties with the rest of his pot-smoking crew. Natalia fritters what little money she has managed to borrow on flamboyant outfits. Hoping to secure a job as a sales assistant in a stylish clothing store, she allows herself to fall for the charms of the shop’s young manager – who is only too willing to exploit his position. Natalia’s world is beginning to spin out of control. Unlike many films about teenage mothers, Baby Blues is anything but a piece of gloomy social realism. Instead, it is an exhilarating ride through a garishly colored world of clothes, sex and drugs and a ribald look at Poland’s fledgling capitalism.