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I NEVER CRY 
 
JAK NAJDALEJ STĄD

 

 

OPENING NIGHT
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

I NEVER CRY

comedy drama I 2020 I Poland, Ireland 

WEDNESDAY 29/09/2021 6:40pm for 7:10pm start

 

 

Original Title:  Jak najdalej stąd

Duration:        96 min

Language:        Polish with English subtitles

 

Director:  Piotr Domalewski

Writer:     Piotr Domalewski

Cast:         Zofia Stafiej, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Kinga Preis, Dawid Tulej, Nigel O'Neill, Shane Casey, David Pearse, Donncha Crowley, Cosmina Stratan, Zofia Przygonsk

 

 

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Join us for a glass of wine and Polish flavours at the Australian premiere of award winning Polish-Irish comedy drama “I never cry”.

 

 

From the director of 2018 sensation “Silent Night” (PFFP opening night 2018), “I never cry” is a piercing story about a rebellious teenager unexpectedly presented with a quick adulting lesson. Set in modern Poland and Ireland, the film is a testimony to Piotr Domalewski’s aptitude and artistic sensitivity as well as a great eye for young talent, starring the outstanding Zofia Stafiej in the lead role.

Ola, an outspoken seventeen-year-old with an ironclad character, holds a grudge against her father, who is only present in her life through regular money transfers. While he works on a construction site in Dublin, she is burdened with having to help her mother take care of her disabled brother. Ola resents him for not being home with the family and becoming a stranger to her. If not for the car he promised to buy for her birthday he would almost not exist at all. An accident on a building site changes everything. Ola is forced to travel alone to Ireland where she will learn that some things are more important than cars and money.

The film had its world premiere at the San Sebastián Film Festival in the 'new directors' section and went on to win awards in Cottbus and Dublin. Domalewski’s second feature film is a testimony to director's aptitude and a great eye for young talent starring outstanding Zofia Stafiej in the lead.


"Piotr Domalewski's second feature is a powerful, thought-provoking film. It turns a traditional genre trope on its head whilst raising little-discussed issues that affect millions of people." — Áine O'Connor, The Irish Independent


"I Never Cry is one of the most absorbing films of the year" 
Cathy Brennan, VODzilla.co


"This is an enjoyable rollercoaster of absurdities and poignancy, and a marvellous showcase for Stafiej’s talent. Right from the first few minutes, it is hard to not to feel immediately taken with Ola (Zofia Stafiej), the 17-year-old protagonist of Piotr Domalewski’s I Never Cry." — Phuong Le, The Guardian


"I Never Cry is a smart and touching coming-of-age tale with a lot more going on below the surface." — Andrew Murray, The Upcoming

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"A Polish-Irish comedy of difference with a revelatory lead" — Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

PIOTR DOMALEWSKI

Film director, screenwriter and actor. His short films have won awards at various festivals across Europe. He is also a playwright. His play "Five Square Metres' was a finalist of national playwright competition Metafory Rzeczywistostości (Metaphors of Reality) in 2014. His film "Stranger" won the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival Cinemaforum in Warsaw. His feature debut "Silent Night" won the Golden Lions Grand Prize at the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

WINNER: Michael Dwyer Discovery, Dublin International Film Festival I 2021

WINNER: Grand Prize, Mons International Film Festival I 2021

WINNER: Cineuropa Prize, Mons International Festival of Love Films I 2021  

WINNER: Eagle, Best Cinematography & Best Supporting Actress, Polish Film Awards I 2021

WINNER: Best Screenplay, Best Debut Actor & Best Score, Polish Film Festival, Gdynia I 2020

WINNER: Audience Award & Best Director Cottbus Film Festival I 2020

WINNER: Silver Peacock Award, International Film Festival of India, Goa I 2020

WINNER: Silver Atlas, Arras Film Festival I 2020

NOMINATED: New Directors Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020

NOMINATED: Golden Tower Best Film, Palic Film Festival 2020

NOMINATED: Prize Trieste Best Film, Trieste Film Festival 2021

NOMINATED: Golden Lions Best Film, Polish Film Festival, Gdynia I 2020

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