My Father’s Bike | Mój rower – dir. Piotr Trzaskalski, 2012

date: 04/08/2012 time: 14:00 place: PGE Cinema film program: world under canvas film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

PL | 2012 | 90 min
reż|dir Piotr Trzaskalski prod|pro Paweł Pluciński, Marta Plucińska scen|wr Wojciech Lepianka, Piotr Trzaskalski zdj|ph Piotr Śliskowski muz|mus Wojciech Lemański mon|ed Cezary Kowalczuk ob|cast Michał Urbaniak, Artur Żmijewski, Krzysztof Chodorowski Witold Dębicki, Anna Nehrebecka dys|dis ITI Cinema


The film portrays difficult family relations  between the father (Michal Urbaniak), son (Artur Zmijewski) and grandson (cinema debut of Krzysztof Chodorowski). The main characters, at odds with one another, depart together for a journey that will allow them to find a long lost bond between them. Owing to a splendid screenplay, the comedy-drama by Piotr Trzaskalski is a deep insight into male nature and difficult relations between them.

Gdynia Film Festival 2012 – award for screenplay for Wojciech Lepianka and Piotr Trzaskalski, Association of Foreign Organisers of Polish Festivals Award for “depiction of unusual beauty of everyday life poetry” and Golden Kangaroo, an Australian Distributors’ Award.  

Piotr Trzaskalski (1964)
Polish director and screenwriter. Graduated from cultural studies at the University of Lodz (1989) and direction at The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (1992). Won a scholarship of Northern School of Film and Television Leeds Metropolitan University in Great Britain (1992/1993). After graduation worked as a freelancer for Polish television making art programs, documentaries, commercials. His first full-length feature was the renowned and multi-award winning “Edi” (2002) for which he also wrote screenplay (together with Wojciech Lepianka). In the same year he was granted Passport of Polityka weekly award “for brave depiction of a contemporary subject and great moral sensitivity”. Since 2004 a member of European Film Academy.