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SCARBORN 
KOS

 

 

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SCARBORN

action, drama I 2023 I Poland

SATURDAY 29/06/2024 6pm 

PALACE NORTON ST

 

 

Original Title:  KOS

Duration:        120min

Language:        Polish with English subtitles, English

 

Director:  Paweł Maślona

Cast:         Jacek Braciak, Robert Więckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Bartosz Bielenia, Jason Mitchell

 

 

Winner of multiple prizes at the 2023 Gdynia Film Festival including the esteemed Golden Lions for Best Film, Press Award and Youth Jury Award, SCARBORN is an unconventional Tarantino-style action drama, infused with dark comedy and loosely drawing inspiration from historical events.

 

Set in 1794, it follows the story of General Tadeusz "Kos" Kościuszko’s return home following his celebrated role in the American Revolution. Accompanied by his faithful friend and former slave Domingo he is pursued by Russian cavalry captain Dunin, determined to foil his plans of igniting an uprising against the Russians. 

In the tumultuous spring of 1794, a young peasant Ignac (Bartosz Bielenia) dreams of claiming rightful inheritance from his dying father Duchnowski (Andrzej Seweryn). After obtaining the will he has only two days to appear in court to prove his title of nobility. With his half-brother Stanisław (Piotr Pacek) trying to prevent the execution of their father’s will, Ignac embarks on a perilous journey to prove his coat of arm. Along the way, he crosses paths with Domingo, a former slave brought to Poland by American Revolutionary War hero General Tadeusz ‘Kos’ Kościuszko (Jacek Braciak), who upon returning to his homeland plans an uprising against the Russians. Pursued by the relentless Russian officer Dunin (Robert Więckiewicz), their fates converge at the manor house of the Colonel’s wife Maria Giżyńska (Agnieszka Grochowska), where Kościuszko is in hiding. Ignac faces a pivotal choice of pursuing his dream of nobility or joining forces with "Kos" to fight for freedom and justice.

PAWEŁ MAŚLONA

An acclaimed creator of short films and co-author of Marcin Wrona’s famous "Demon”, graduated from directing studies at the Department of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia. His diploma work "Magma" won the main award for the best short film at Palm Springs ShortFest, and the main prize in the Young Cinema Competition during the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia. His short film "Eclipse" won the Best Director Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival, and "Only for the Insane" won the Young Talent Award at the International Festival of Film Schools in Munich. Paweł Maślona’s full-length feature debut “Panic Attack” competed in Karlovy Vary’s main competition and screened in many other European film festivals.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

WINNER: Gold Lions Best Film I Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Journalists Awards Best Film I Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Best Supporting Actor (Robert Wieckiewicz) I Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Award of Festivals and Reviews of the Polish Film Abroad Best Feature Film I Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Winner Youth Jury Awards Best Feature Film I Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Award of the Network of Studio and Local Cinemas Best Film I Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

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Program Announced

1 June 2024 

 

Tickets on Sale
3 June 2024

 

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23 June 2024

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