PÖFF : BNFF

International premiere

The Moths

Local title
Ööliblikad
Title in Russian
Мотыльки
Original title
Ćmy
Director
Piotr Stasik
Country
Poland
Year
2020
Programme
Rebels with a Cause
Genre
experimental, drama
Subject
nature, game, social media, alienation, youth

How do you survive in a world where the only light that feeds the meaning of life has been cut off?

A group of teenagers run away from a computer game camp after group leaders confiscate their computers and cut their access to the Internet. The impossibility to escape to the virtual world makes it equally impossible to stay in the former reality. The youngsters are found 20 days later in the forest, deeply traumatised by hiding in silence and the knowledge that one of them is forever lost.

In the experimental layers of powerfully poetic dramaturgy, director Piotr Stasik dissects the essence of evolving identity and the bitter price of personal development which being carved into stereotypes mercilessly claims from young people.

Elise Eimre

Director
Piotr Stasik
Screenwriter
Piotr Stasik
Cast
Tomasz Wygoda, Adrian Sztuba, Hubert Jasinowski, Antoni Urbaniak, Jakub Krzykowski
Producer
Pawel Kosun, Agnieszka Janowska, Jacek Naglowski
DoP
Nicolás Villegas Hernández, Piotr Stasik
Editor
Dorota Wardęszkiewicz, Piotr Stasik
Music
Pawel Mykietyn
Production
Centrala Film
Runtime
Language
Polish
Subtitles
English
Director
Piotr Stasik

Dziennik z podrózy (A Diary of a Journey, 2012, doc), 21 x Nowy Jork (2016, doc), Ćmy (The Moths, 2021)

Screenings

Hall 9 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110704 / Ööliblikad
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsPawel Kosun - Producer, Piotr Stasik - Director
Q&A duration
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Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110301 / Ööliblikad
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsPiotr Stasik - Director, Nicolas Villegas - DoP
Q&A duration
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Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening130403 / Ööliblikad
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningÖöliblikad
SubtitlesEnglish