Seattle Polish Film Festival: Elephant
October 14, 2023
Bartek (22) runs a small horse farm in the mountains in Poland. He had to become head of the family when his father left and his mother fell apart. One day their neighbour dies and his son Dawid (32) comes back to the village for funeral. Bartek becomes fascinated by Dawid and his carefreeness. First love will force him to decide if he’s ready to choose his freedom above family obligations.
SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this screening.
Bartek (22) runs a small farm in the mountains in Southern Poland. He had to become head of the family when his father left, and his mom fell apart. The only thing that helps him escape from day-to-day duties is riding horses, but his mom wants to sell them.
One day their neighbor dies, and his son Dawid comes to the village for funeral. He left home many years ago and broke any relations with his father after traumatic events in their family.
Bartek becomes more and more fascinated by Dawid and his carelessness. He’s a 32-year-old musician and complete opposite of Bartek. Their encounter turns into romance and forces Bartek to decide if he’s ready to choose his freedom above family obligations.
- Director: Kamil Krawczycki
- Principal Cast: Jan Hrynkiewicz, Pawel Tomaszewski, Ewa Skibinska, Wiktoria Filus
- Country: Poland
- Year: 2022
- Running Time: 94 min.
- Language: Polish
- Has Subtitles: Yes