A COACH'S DAUGHTER
A COACH'S DAUGHTER
drama I 2019 I Poland
THURSDAY, 20/06/2019 6:45pm
Original Title: Córka trenera
Duration: 90 min
Language: Polish with English subtitles
Director: Łukasz Grzegorzek
Writer: Krzysztof Umiński, Łukasz Grzegorzek
Full of subtle humor, a sensual and striking story about finding your own way in life regardless of how bright and exciting a future your close ones have planned for you.
It’s a scorching hot summer. Maciej Kornet and his beloved daughter Wiktoria set out on another journey across Poland. They are up for a long series of tennis tournaments. The two have been training together for twelve years and are inseparable. Wiktoria meticulously follows her dad’s programme: a strict diet, exhausting workouts, 100% focus. She is growing tired of the routine and longs for some freedom. She thinks of quitting sports but is afraid to hurt her father’s feelings. This summer, Maciej’s new trainee Igor joins them on the tour. Wiktoria will find the secretive boy much more interesting than tennis, and Maciej will have to watch his own dreams and his daughter’s plans go separate ways.
"A Coach's Daughter" is a sensitive road movie by a former tennis player and now accomplished film director about an ambitious tennis coach and his teenage daughter who wants to make her own way in the world.
Łukasz Grzegorzek is a director and screenwriter. He was a successful Polish tennis player before turning to the world of film. He also studied Law at the University of Warsaw and has been making trailers for television series and directing commercials for more than a decade. His first feature film Kamper, for which he also wrote the script, premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2016 and won award for the best feature debut at the Raindance Festival 2016, the Zbigniew Cybulski Award for the best young Polish actor (Marta Nieradkiewicz) and the Best Actor Award for Piotr Żurawski at Młodzi i Film in Koszalin in 2017. A Coach's Daughter is his second full-length film.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
WINNER: Jury Prize, FilmPolska Polish Film Festival, Berlin I 2019
WINNER: Best Youth Film Award, Cottbus Film Festival 2019,
WINNER: Audience Award, Cinergia European Cinema Forum, Łódź I 2018
WINNER: Best Production Debut (Natalia Grzegorzek), Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema, Cracow I 2019
WINNER: Best Actor (Jacek Braciak), Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema, Cracow I 2019
WINNER: Rising Star (Karolina Bruchnicka), Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema, Cracow I 2019