• Memories of Summer

    Directed by Adam Guziński
    Poland | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Focus on Poland

  • Memories of Summer

    Directed by Adam Guziński
    Poland | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Focus on Poland

  • Memories of Summer

    Directed by Adam Guziński
    Poland | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Focus on Poland

  • Memories of Summer

    Directed by Adam Guziński
    Poland | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Focus on Poland

Summer in a provincial Polish town in the late 1970s. With his father away, it’s just 12-year-old Piotr and his beautiful blonde mother, cycling, swimming, playing cards together. But as the days go by, she starts going out at night… A subtle, nuanced and evocative coming-of-age tale.

film synopsis

It's summer in a small provincial Polish town in the late 1970s. With his father away on business, it's just 12-year-old Piotr and his beautiful blonde mother. When she is not at work they bicycle, swim, picnic and play cards together.

When Piotr is alone, he goes to the local lake in search of company. It's there that he meets the charismatic Skowron and his gang. The lake is also the spot where he brings the girl next door, who is much more mature than he. At the same time as Piotr starts to experience his first crush, his mother starts going out almost every night, claiming to be meeting a female friend. She's more tense and less patient. As he observes his mother's changing behavior, Piotr becomes increasingly worried.

This subtle, nuanced coming-of-age story marks writer/director Adam Guziński as a talent to watch.

"An intimate, beautifully shot piece, which is both nicely acted and assembled."  Fionnuala Halligan, Screen

film details

Director: Adam Guziński
Producers: Łukasz Dzięcioł, Piotr Dzięcioł
Screenwriter: Adam Guziński
Cinematographers: Adam Sikora
Editor: Maciej Pawliński
Music: Michał Jacaszek
Cast: Max Jastrzębski, Urszula Grabowska, Robert Więckiewicz, Elżbieta Romanowska, Joanna Niemirska
Original Language Title: Wspomnienie lata
Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2016
Running Time: 90 minutes
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Awards: Grand Prix, Forum of European Cinema
Display Format: DCP

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