Be Somebody

SHORT FICTION | STARRING: SEBASTIAN STANKIEWICZ, JOWITA BUDNIK | COLOR | 27' | 2023

A common guy, an electrician named Wiktor moves in with his family to a new apartment. Soon they find out that the apartment used to belong to Lech Walesa, a former Polish President and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who started out as an electrician. Wiktor’s wife, Sylwia, starts to make money on foreign tourists, turning their new home into a museum and her husband into Walesa’s impersonator. Sylwia’s new obsession leads to Wiktor’s confrontation with Walesa’s legend.

Screenings:

  • Krakow Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • mbank New Horizons iff (Poland, 2023)
  • Ińskie Lato Filmowe (Poland, 2023)
  • Octopus Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • „Lato z Muzami” (Poland, 2023)
  • BNP Paribas „Two riversides” (Poland, 2023)
  • Lubuskie Film Summer (Poland, 2023)
  • Bana Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • Freedom Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • Festival of Film Debuts in Koszalin (Poland, 2023)
  • 48. Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (Poland, 2023)
  • 39. Warsaw Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • Big Festivalowski (Poland, 2023)
  • 14. Festival Kamera Akcja – International Competition „Authors Spotlight” (Poland, 2023)
  • Wama Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • Cottbus Film Festival (Germany, 2023)
  • Festiwal Filmowy OFFELIADA (Poland, 2023)
  • Euroshorts Film Festival (Poland, 2023)
  • Leuven Kortfilmfestival (Belgium, 2023)

Sales & distribution:

Produced by :

The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
Agata Golańska
a.golanska@filmschool.lodz.pl 
+48 667 150 124
filmschool.lodz.pl

Promotion and Festivals:

The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
Krzysztof Brzezowski
k.brzezowski@filmschool.lodz.pl
+48 603 866 558

Sales and Distribution: 

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WRITTEN BY: MICHAŁ TOCZEK | DOP: TOMASZ PAWLIK | EDITING: IGNACY CIUNELIS, JAKUB DIDKOWSKI | MUSIC BY: JAN KRÓLIKOWSKI | PRODUCTION DESIGN: KATARZYNA TOMCZYK | COSTUME DESIGNER: OLGA PRZYLIPIAK | PRODUCTION MANAGER: JULIA WŁODARCZYK | EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: AGATA TERPIAŁ, KAROLINA PRZEKLASA | PRODUCED BY: POLISH NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL IN LODZ | CO-FINANCED BY: POLISH FILM INSTITUTE