#19 Nightwalk

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#19 Nightwalk

original title:

#19 Nightwalk

cast:

Raffey Cassidy, Filip Rutkowski

screenplay:

Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert

cinematography:

Michal Englert

music:

Hania Rani

producer:

Agnieszka Wasiak

production:

country:

Italy/Poland

year:

2020

film run:

9'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (23/07/2020)

festivals & awards:

It’s nighttime in Warsaw, Poland. Two very different homes. In one, a father is slovenly stretched out on a sofa, watching sports, expecting his son to be everything he is. In another apartment, all clean modern, an affluent mother sits to have dinner with her daughter, who isn’t like her at all. Simultaneously, both the boy and the girl embark on a night journey of transformation, where they shed their inherited gender layers. The city streets become a catwalk of liberation. When they meet, by chance - face-to-face, body-to-body - they wordlessly mirror each other with comfort and assurance.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES:
The inspiration for Nightwalk is my friend Filip Rutkowski. He’s genderqueer, and he expresses himself by wearing women’s clothes. In Poland - a conservative, Catholic country - Filip is extremely brave.