Tricks

2019, 25 min.

Tricks (2007)
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Awards

2008
Miami International Film Festival
World Cinema Competition – Knight Grand Jury Prize

2007
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Special Jury Prize

Tokyo International Film Festival
Best Actor Award for Damian Ul

Polish Film Festival Gdynia
Golden Lion Award,
Best Cinematography Award for Adam Bajerski

Venice Film Festival
Label Europa Cinemas Award,
Laterna Magica Prize

Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival
Special Jury Award

Tbilisi International Film Festival
Gold Prometheus Award & Parajanov Prize

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Award for the Best Film in the Polish Film Competition for Adam Bajerski

Production
Director Andrzej Jakimowski
Screenplay Andrzej Jakimowski
Cinematography Adam Bajerski
Music Tomasz Gassowski
Art Direction Ewa Jakimowska
Producer(s) Andrzej Jakimowski
Cast
Stefek Damian Ul
Elka Ewelina Walendziak
Jerzy Rafal Guzniczak
Father Tomasz Sapryk
Mother Iwona Fornalczyk
Violka Joanna Liszowska
Story
Six-year-old Stefek challenges providence. The boy believes that the course of small events he provokes will help him to draw nearer to his father, who left his mother for another woman. Stefek’s sister, 17-year-old Elka, teaches him how to bribe fate with small sacrifices. Yet at the crucial point it turns out that children have nothing valuable to sacrifice. In his game with destiny Stefek decides to raise the stakes dangerously….