OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
Silent Night (Cicha Noc)
DIRECTOR : Piotr Domalewski
COUNTRY : Poland
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 100min
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Adam (Dawid Ogrodnik), who lives and works abroad, visits his family home in the Polish provinces on Christmas Eve. At first, he keeps the real reason for his visit to himself, but it isn’t long before he starts letting one relative after another in on his plans. His father (Arkadiusz Jakubik), his brother (Tomasz Ziętek), who he’s fallen out with, his sister (Maria Dębska) and her husband (Tomasz Schuchardt) all have a significant role to play in his scheme. Things get even more complicated when he announces that he’s going to be a father. At that point, in line with time-honoured Polish tradition, alcohol appears on the table. Nobody in the family has the slightest suspicion that the ensuing events of that Christmas Eve are going to have a massive impact on all their lives.
20 awards in various International Film Festivals.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Piotr Domalewski, film director, screenwriter and actor. His short films have won awards at various festivals across Europe. He is also a playwright. His play Five square meters has been awarded at the Metafory Rzeczywistostości Contest, a National competition for playwrights. His film Stranger has won Grand Prix at the International Film Festival Cinema forum in Warsaw. His feature debut Silent Night won Golden Lions –Grand Prize at 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.