With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow

Young and Beautiful

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BIRD TALK
MOWA PTAKÓW

Director: XAWERY ZULAWSKI
POLAND
2019, 138'

The titular "bird talk" is the language used by those excluded from the aggressive, raucous majority - the history teacher tormented by his students, a recently-fired language teacher, a leprous composer, a woman who cleans the house of a banker, a deformed florist and a student fascinated by the cinema who are pushed to the margins by a system that reproduces thoughtlessness and chants of hatred. The film's protagonists have only irony, flowers and quotes from the classics as their weapons.

Xawery Żuławski born in 1971, the son of Andrzej Żuławski. In 1980s, when he was a teen, moved to Paris, where his father lived and worked. In 1991 Xawery was accepted to the Łódź Film School. His first feature, «Chaos» (2005), received awards for best debut at the Gdynia FF. Xawery’s next film, «Snow White and Russian Red» (2009), received many awards in Poland, among them, the Silver Lions and Best Actor prize (for Borys Szyc) at the Gdynia FF.

ScriptAndrzej Żuławski
CameraAndrzej J. Jaroszewicz,
Marian Prokop
MusicAndrzej Korzyński
ProducerMarcin Wierzchosławski
CastSebastian Fabijański,
Eryk Kulm,
Jaśmina Polak,
Sebastian Pawlak,
Andrzej Chyra,
Borys Szyc,
Daniel Olbrychski
ProductionMetro Films
World salesMoon Shot,
themoonshotcompany.com

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