Floating Skyscrapers

Płynące wieżowce

K12

Genre

Drama, Romance

Director

Tomasz Wasilewski

Run time

1h 33min

Cast

Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner, Katarzyna Herman, Olga Frycz, Izabela Kuna, Mirosław Zbrojewicz

Polish filmmaker Tomasz Wasilewski’s intimate second feature is a stunning portrait of young aspiring Olympic swimmer Kuba who lives with his mother Ewa and girlfriend Sylwia in Warsaw. His life is like the still water of the pool in which he trains, while his curiosity grows towards other boys at the gym. However a transition occurs when a beautiful boy Michal appears in Kuba's life. Because of Michal, Kuba begins to seek other possibilities rather than continuing the same routine: training as a competitive swimmer, having sex with Sylwia and occasionally massaging his mother's back. It is Kuba’s first resistance against the railroad that was laid in front of him. Perhaps for him being gay is not something he's ready to confront like Michal, who takes the leap of coming out to his family.

Poland 2013

Genre

Drama, Romance

Director

Tomasz Wasilewski

Run time

1h 33min

Cast

Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner, Katarzyna Herman, Olga Frycz, Izabela Kuna, Mirosław Zbrojewicz

Polish filmmaker Tomasz Wasilewski’s intimate second feature is a stunning portrait of young aspiring Olympic swimmer Kuba who lives with his mother Ewa and girlfriend Sylwia in Warsaw. His life is like the still water of the pool in which he trains, while his curiosity grows towards other boys at the gym. However a transition occurs when a beautiful boy Michal appears in Kuba's life. Because of Michal, Kuba begins to seek other possibilities rather than continuing the same routine: training as a competitive swimmer, having sex with Sylwia and occasionally massaging his mother's back. It is Kuba’s first resistance against the railroad that was laid in front of him. Perhaps for him being gay is not something he's ready to confront like Michal, who takes the leap of coming out to his family.

Poland 2013

Info

Rating

Under 12 Not Allowed

Production year

2013

Local distributor

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival MTÜ

In cinema

11/26/2014