29th FESTROIA, ART CINEMA AWARD GOES TO BABY BLUES BY KASIA ROSLANIEC!
The International Art Cinemas Confederation is glad to inform you that BABY BLUES by KASIA ROSLANIEC won the CICAE ART CINEMA AWARD at the 29TH FESTROIA Setúbal, Portugal (7 – 16 June 2013, www.festroia.pt)
Synopsis of BABY BLUES:
Natalia really wanted to have a baby. Now she’s got one and this extrovert seventeen-year-old’s life has suddenly become one big struggle. Feeling rejected by her still youthful mother, she clings desperately to her child, although she hasn’t really got the hang of things yet or developed a genuine bond. Her carefree skateboarding friend Kuba tries his best to get used to the idea of being a father but winds up using her tiny apartment as a venue for parties with the rest of his pot-smoking crew. Natalia fritters what little money she has managed to borrow on flamboyant outfits. Hoping to secure a job as a sales assistant in a stylish clothing store, she allows herself to fall for the charms of the shop’s young manager – who is only too willing to exploit his position. Natalia’s world is beginning to spin out of control.
Motivation of the CICAE jury :
„BABY BLUES is a colourful and stereotype-free story of adolescents being parents already told in an energetic and modern manner combining a hypnotic cinematic view with remarkable acting of teenagers. Kasia Roslaniec` work revealing complex issues without moralizing and offering a new cinema style has the potential to attract young and old spectators in art house cinemas.“
About the film :
Direction : Kasia Rosłaniec
Cast : Magdalena Berus, Klaudia Bułka, Nikodem Rozbicki, Michał Trzeciakowski, Mikołaj Łubek, Dominik Łubek
Production company :
Mental Disorder 4 (MD4) ul. Narbutta 25A, 02-536 Warsaw, Poland
Co-production : Zentropa International Poland
World sales : Mental Disorder 4 (MD4)
TRAILER : http://vimeo.com/62819570
CICAE’s annual ART CINEMA AWARDS are attributed by a jury of independent programmers at leading European festivals. The aim of the award is to help films find an audience within the international art cinema network, and paying particular attention to films by young auteurs and from less well-known countries.
The CICAE jury at the FESTROIA was composed of Gertraud Eiter, Otto Preminger-Institut (Leokino / Cinematograph, Austria), Odeta Karoblyte, Vilnius International Film Festival (Kino pavasaris, Lithuania), Aleš Ogorevc (winner of CICAE best visual contest, Slovenia)