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dir. Paweł Ferdek, Poland, 2013, 50 mins
Section: Oki Doki  ·  Competition: Magic Hour Award
Screening times
May 10 14:00, Iluzjon Mała
May 13 10:00, Iluzjon Stolica
May 14 21:30, Iluzjon Mała
May 15 21:30, Iluzjon Mała
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About the film

Student Council elections temporarily dominate life at a primary school in Warsaw. Children there get to announce their candidacy and come up with campaigns to promote themselves. The film follows Marcel, Helena, Kais and Filip at school and at home during this exciting campaign. They all have their reasons for participating: one just wants to win, while the other feels it’s important to be properly informed. We watch as they present their electoral viewpoints, with family members getting involved and giving them advice at home, and then as the candidates’ chances become obvious during recess. Marcel isn’t very popular at school, and unfortunately his candidacy doesn’t do much to change that. For others, the opposite is true – much to the frustration of the other candidates (giving candy to your friends must count as bribery, right?). At debates in the run-up to the election, classmates ask critical questions. How can you promise there will be ice cream in the cafeteria if the principal has already said it will never happen? Unlikely! So, what will turn out to be the quickest way to the top? To present a strong platform, to be skilled at debate, or simply to be popular?

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Reżyseria/Directed by: Paweł Ferdek
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Paweł Ferdek
Produkcja/Production: Wojciech Szczudło; Kalejdoskop Studio

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Bardzo piękny, przykuwający uwagę film. Pokazuje, że jeśli demokrację ograniczymy do procedur - kandydaci w wyborach, programy, kampania wyborcza, debaty, same wybory - to zostaje sam rytuał. A że w świecie dzieci zawsze odbija się świat dorosłych, więc konkluzja jest niewesoła. (JL05)