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Scottish PREMIERE

The Erlprince (Królewicz olch)

Part of the Focus on Poland Strand

Kuba Czekaj

  • 12A

  • 101 mins

  • 2016

  • Poland

  • Polish, German, English

Cast Stanisław Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Sebastian Łach, Bernhard Schütz

  • Director of Photography: Adam Palenta

  • Editor: Daniel Gąsiorowski

  • Produced by: Jacek Bromski, Dariusz Gajewski

  • Music: Bartek Gliniak

  • Screenplay by: Kuba Czekaj

  • Production Designer: Anna Wunderlich

Director Bio

Kuba Czekaj

Director Bio

Kuba Czekaj is a writer and director. His feature film Baby Bump has been awarded at the Venice Film Festival. Kuba graduated in directing from the Krzysztok Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty at the University of Silesia in Katowice and from the Development Lab Feature Programme at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw.

Body

From the singular imagination of Kuba Czekaj, one of new Polish cinema’s most exciting and unusual cinematic stylists, comes this second film in his informal ‘youth diptych’, which also includes Baby Bump (2015). Converting Goethe’s poetic ballad Der Erlkönig into a science fiction, the film follows a mother and her precociously gifted son as they try to ensure he lifts a prestigious science prize. This is further complicated by the small matter of the end of the world as we know it.

Contains flashing images.

Supported by Polish Audiovisual Centre Foundation and Polish Cultural Institute.



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