My Father’s Bike, Mój Rower, 2012, 90 min.
Directed by Piotr Trzaskalski
Written by Wojciech lepianka. Piotr Trzaskalski
Music byPrzemysław Stangierski, Wojciech Lemański
Principal Cast: Michał Urbaniak, Artur Żmijewski, Krzysztof Chodorowski, Anna Nehrebecka, Witold Dębicki
The film portrays complex relationships between three generations of a family: father (played by Polish jazz luminary Michał Urbaniak), son (Artur Żmijewski) and grandson (cinema debut of Krzysztof Chodorowski). The story begins when seventy-years-old Włodek’s wife unexpectedly leaves him for another a man. His son and grandson arrive from abroad and set off on a journey to find a woman dear to each of them. Although in conflict earlier, forced by circumstances, the three of them have to learn how to talk to one another and eventually find a long-lost bond between them. Owing to a splendid screenplay, this comedy-drama is a uncompromising yet emotional story about the difficult relations between three generations of men and their efforts to avoid their parents’ mistakes.