Sonny

Sonny

42' 2019
dir.: Paweł Chorzępa

After leaving the orphanage where he spent his childhood, Marcin has to make a tough choice of whether to fight his alcoholic father's addiction or think about his own future.

A subtle story of difficult family relations. Marcin was taken away from his alcoholic parents when he was twelve and he spent the rest of his childhood in a children's home. After he comes of age, he comes back to his family home and tries to get on with his life: finds a job, pursues his passions, tries to re-establish contact with his father. At times it seems that the broken ties can be mended – the director captures intimate moments of true closeness between the father and the son. Yet these moments are constantly accompanied by alcohol-induced degradation. Marcin has to make a choice: should he fight with his father's addiction or think about his own future?

Konrad Wirkowski

Festivals
KFF 2020 - Srebrny Lajkonik
MiradasDoc 2020 - Mejor Ópera Prima
DocsMX 2020
EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020
IDFA 2019
42' 2019 Poland
Director
Paweł Chorzępa
Cinematography
Paweł Chorzępa
Editing
Agata Cierniak, Alan Zejer
Production
Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich, Studio Munka, Bees Film House, Telewizja Polska, Mandla Media, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film, Uniwersytet Śląski (Katowice) – Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego