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To Kill a Beaver

2011, feature film, 98 minutes, dir. Jan Jakub Kolski, coproduced by Iwona Harris.

Eryk is a former special forces officer. Struggling with memories that are difficult to bear, he isolates himself in the middle of nowhere where in solitude he prepares for his next mission. He meets a local girl, Bezi, and briefly finds comfort in her arms. Soon, however, the demons of his past return and he completely loses control of the situation.

Cast – main roles: Eryk Lubos, Agnieszka Pawełkiewicz, Aleksandra Michael, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Marek Kasprzyk, Mateusz Król
Direction and Screenplay: Jan Jakub Kolski
Cinematography: Michał Pakulski
Lighting: Ferdynand Szczerbowicz
Set Design: Paulina Korwin-Kochanowska, Urszula Korwin-Kochanowska
Costume design: Małgorzata Zacharska, Danuta Kamińska
Makeup: Monika Mirowska
Music composition and performance: Dariusz Górniok
Sound: Jacek Hamela
Photos: Aleksandra Michael, Witold Bączyk
Production direction: Marek Bączyk
Producer: Wiesław Łysakowski
Co-producer: Piotr Reisch, Bogusław Kisielewski, Iwona Harris
Production: Studio Filmowe Tramway
Co-production: Kino Polska Tv, Lollipop Films
Co-financing: Urząd Miasta Łodzi
Distribution: Kino Świat

    Awards:
  • 2012 Karlovy Vary (International Film Festival) – Award for best male part for Eryk Lubos
  • 2012 Bydgoszcz (International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography "Plus Camerimage") – Main Prize in the Polish Film Competition for Michał Pakulski
  • 2014 Tarnów (Tarnów Film Prize) – Jury’s Special Prize for „the use of modern media of expression and courage in using the contemporary language of film and the successful introduction to the screens of the debuting actress Agnieszka Pawełkiewicz”
  • 2014 Łagów (Lubuskie Film Summer) – Film Culture Club Prize