Pręgi, 2004, 91 min.
Polish Film Festival Gdynia
Golden Lions – Grand Prix and Audience Award,
Prize for Best Costumes for Dorota Roqueplo,
Best Cinematography for Marcin Kuczok,
Best Sound for Michal Zarnecki
Wojciech at the age of 30, ambitious and self-reliant, seemingly has found his place in life. He lives off occasional journalism, practises caving. His life is precisely organized, but lonely. In the mountains he meets Tania, who clearly wants to turn this relationship into a love affair. Wojciech feels emotional emptiness, does not plan his future, and does not want to be with a woman. Responsibility drowns him in panic. He is haunted by his childhood memories, “Etched in his soul”, permanent. He fears he might turn into a monster for his child just like his father was a monster for him. His father’s death turns out to be a real breakthrough…