Suicide room, Sala Samobójców, 2011, 117 min.
Directed and written by: Jan Komasa
Music: Michal Jacaszek
Cinematography: Radosław Radczuk
3D Animation: Adam Torczyński
Producers: Jerzy Kapuściński
Produced by: Film Studio KADR
Principal Cast: Jakub Gierszał, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczyński, Bartosz Gelner, Danuta Borsuk, Filip Bobek, Kinga Preis
Suicide Room is one of the most innovative works of contemporary Polish cinema, mixing reality with computer generated images that have created an entire online world. It offers a compelling and unique look at the issues of high school bullying, virtual reality, and a gradual departure from real human relations in favor of virtual ones. Dominik, a high school student, humiliated by his classmates, feels like his whole world is beginning to crumble. He meets a beautiful and mysterious girl online, who brings him into the virtual world of the “suicide room” – a place of no return.
Jakub Gierszał won the Shooting Stars Award for most talented young European actors at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, 2012, for his first leading role as Dominik. Jury's comment: From the moment you see him, it is clear that Gierszał was born to be on the big screen. Revealing a kaleidoscope of emotions, his ability to draw you into a story is unparalleled. He is touching, believable, sensitive - a pure and unique talent.
Following the screening: Question-and-answer session with Jan Komasa