My Town

Moje miasto, 2003, 60 min.

My Town (2003)
Production
Director   Marek Lechki
Screenplay   Marek Lechki
Cinematography   Przemyslaw Kaminski
Music   Bartek Staburzynski
Art Director   Joanna Bialusz
Producer   Roman Sawka
Cast
Zosia   Agnieszka Banach
Gozdzik   Radoslaw Chrzescianski
Cichy’s Mother   Dorota Pomykala
Cichy   Andrzej Mastelarz
Kurkowa   Krystyna Tkacz
Gozdzik’s Father   Krzysztof Stroinski
Story

A slice of life in the mining/industrial region of Upper Silesia. Many mines and factories closed down in 1990s, resulting in high unemployment, economic depression, and general hopelessness. We follow 25-years-old unemployed Gozdzik who lives with his alcoholic father, his mother, always anxious about the future, and an assortment of neighbors. The gray monotony of daily life is broken by arrival of a long-absent uncle, a new girl staying with neighbors, and a tragedy involving Gozdzik’s best friend.