The Last Day Of Summer (out of competition) / Koniec lata
Piotr Stasik, Poland, 2010.
Directed by: Piotr Stasik
Script: Piotr Stasik
Producer: Nagłowski Jacek
Production company: Centrala Sp. z o.o., Polish Television
Cinematography: Piotr Stasik
Editing: Anna Dymek
Music: Tomasz Gwińciński
Running time: 33'
Two years ago, at my parents’ place in the village, I was looking for a book to read. Instead I found my old diaries. Two weeks later I went to Penza, 700km from Moscow. Provincial Russia looks like Poland twenty years ago. By accident I got to a cadet school. I noticed a group of boys wearing military uniforms marching in a column. Having found the diary and visiting the schoolbrought back my childhood memories and I decided to make a film about it. I chose 5 of the students to be the characters of my film. I observed their ordinary day with a camera. This is how I made a film which, on the one hand, is a travel back to my childhood and, on the other hand, is a story of a not easy life in contemporary Russia.
Awards and Festivals
Plus Camerimage Festival 2011 – Grand Prix Golden Frog Award
goEast 2011 - Remembrance and Future Award
Piotr Stasik was born in 1976. Graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing and the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialisation at the University of Warsaw. Head of the Creative Initiatives Association 'ę', an asscociation of culture animators. Co-founder of the Paladino Film Group. He has directed several short documentary films awarded at the festivals around the world.
Location and screening schedule:
DOCUCINEMA CROATIA, Monday, October 17th at 21.00
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Friday, October 21st at 16.30