Section: U18 Youth Film Competition

CZUWAJ

BE PREPARED

Robert Gliński
Poland, 2017, 90 Min

A scout camp: scouts are singing patriotic hymns, the tents are named after martyrs from the Warsaw Uprising, rituals and paramilitary drill regulate the day. When a murder takes place in the camp, the scout leader Jacek tries to maintain order in the camp with an iron fist – and thereby stops at nothing for his morals.

WFDiF - Documentary and Feature Film Studios

What at first seems like a film from the coming-of-age cosmos, develops an anecdotal narrative, which misleads the audience and plays with our knowledge and that of the characters, into a tangible thriller about the belief in noble ideals and the brutal laws of reality. While the scout leader, Jacek, is conducting his investigations into the perpetrators, he gradually loses control. He fails due to the nonconformism of those new additions and the inability to assume responsibility – until the boundaries between right and wrong, truth and lie disappear.

With BE PREPARED, Robert Gliński presents a metaphor of the Polish government immersed in pale black-and-white images by letting young people from different social strata and representing different value systems clash with one another. He shows a regime of ruthless moralists who try to assert their values without empathy or understanding of tolerance. RB

Filmformat
DCP | S&W / B&W
Drehbuch
Dorota Jankojć-Poddębniak, Robert Gliński
Kamera
Łukasz Gutt
Ton
Krzysztof Jastrząb
Schnitt
Milenia Fiedler
Ausstattung
Joanna Kaczyńska
Musik
Łukasz Targosz
Darsteller
Mateusz Więcławek, Jakub Zając, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Michał Włodarczyk, Magdalena Wieczorek
Produzent
Włodzimierz Niderhaus
Produktion
WFDiF - Documentary and Feature Film Studios
Co-Produktion
Monolith Films
Kontakt
WFDiF - Documentary and Feature Film Studios
Jolanta Galicka
Chelmska 21
00724 Warsaw
Poland
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Robert Gliński

Robert Gliński - born in 1952 in Warsaw, Poland. He is a director, scriptwriter and lecturer at the National Film School in Łódź, where he studied directing himself and was temporarily the principle. Before that, he studied architecture at the University of Warsaw. He is a member of the Polish Film Academy and has made numerous documentaries, feature films and television films, for which he has received several awards.

Movies
NIEDZIELNE IGRASZKI (1983)
CZEŚĆ TERESKA (2001)
ŚWINKI (2009)
KAMIENIE NA SZANIEC (2014, FFC 2014)

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