Glass Trap / Szklana Pulapka
Directed by: Pawel Ferdek
Script: Pawel Ferdek
Producer: Kuba Kosma
Production company: Kosma Film, Association of Polish Filmmakers TVP Kultura
Cinematography: Wojciech Staron
Editing: Jan Przyluski
Music: Mikolaj Trzaska
Running time: 15'
It almost sounds like fiction: tough young men who drive fast cars and hold fighting matches to the death between aggressive goldfish. There's lots of money, booze and drugs wrapped up in it, and not even the pretty ladies (rented for the occasion?) are missing from this exciting ritual. It seems less about the fish than the atmosphere surrounding them: an exclusive group of Mafia-like youngsters with flashy cars, expensive threads and loads of cash in their pockets. With great lighting that's rich in contrast, short takes, gripping music, and disorienting, close camera angles, 'Glass Trap' makes you think of a 'Godfather' spinoff, and that was probably the intention of young director Pawel Ferdek.
Paweł Ferdek is scriptwriter, documentary filmmaker and globtrotter. A graduate of Warsaw University (International Relations), Akademia Praktyk Teatralnych ‘Gardzienice’ and European film programme Ekran in Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.
Location and screening schedule:
SC Cinema, Tuesday, October 20th at 17.00
Europa Cinema, Wednesday, October 21st at 10.00
DOKUKINO Croatia, Wednesday, October 21st at 19.00