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Poland | 2013 | 93 minutes | Jacek Borcuch

Secrets and betrayal permeate this unwavering tale of two Polish students who strike up a romance during their summer in Spain, only to see it come crashing down around them.

May 8, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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May 18, 2013
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The word "lasting" connotes endurance—a key component of a lasting relationship and a quality young couples don't usually possess. 20-year-old Michał (Jakub Gierszał) and Karina (Magdalena Berus) attend school in Poland and are madly in love. While spending the summer in Valencia, Spain, working together, one single irreversible moment happens to Michał that changes everything. When he confesses to Karina, unexpected reactions are the result. Yet Karina holds back something too. Lasting is a contemporary look at the human condition in micro scale through the eyes of young people. Director Jacek Borcuch (All That I Love, SIFF 2009) wanted to show the collapse of their well-ordered beautiful world. The resulting script is an unusual collaboration between directors Borcuch, Peruvian director Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow), and Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanića (Grabavica). Borcuch concentrated on the male roles in the script, Llosa and Žbanića helped to bring forth the female. Besides the original soundtrack by Daniel Bloom, Lasting also features tracks by Cocteau Twins and Beach House.

Director Biography
Jacek Borcuch has written and directed four feature films including Tuilps and Cauliflower. His third film All That I Love was a breakout success, winning numerous prizes at international festivals and submitted as Poland’s official Oscar® entry in 2011.

Sponsored in part by Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles

Director: Jacek Borcuch
Principal Cast: Jakub Gierszal, Magdalena Berus, Angela Molina, Juanjo Ballesta, Joanna Kulig
Country: Poland, Spain
Year: 2013
Running Time: 93 minutes
Producer: Piotr Kobus, Agnieszka Drewno
Screenplay: Jacek Borcuch
Cinematographers: Michal Englert
Editors: Beata Walentowska
Music: Daniel Bloom
Website: http://www.lasting.pl
Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2013 (Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic)
Filmography: All That I Love (2009); Tulips (2004); Cauliflower (1999)
Language: Polish, Spanish
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Format: 35mm
International Sales: AP Mañana
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