POLISH FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
Back Then
Zupa nic 2021 94 min.
Back Then

Marta is a romantic and an archetypal nerd. She shares a room with her sister Kasia and their grandmother, who tells them stories about the Warsaw Uprising instead of fairy tales. Marta’s parents, Tadek and Elżbieta, live married life in the room on the other side of the wall. Tadek is an intellectual who’s always getting humiliated by the system. He distills his own moonshine after work, and he’s quietly envious of his prosperous brother-in-law. Elżbieta, on the other hand, finds fulfillment as the chairwoman of her company's Solidarity trade union, dreaming of the freedom of finally leaving Poland. The real excitement for the whole family begins, however, when the orange Fiat 126p of their dreams is finally parked in front of their block of flats. Ela and Tadek discover a vocation for import-export and foreign travel; Marta, an adolescent, falls in love for the first time. Based on Kinga Dębska's book, the story is an attempt to come to terms with a childhood in communist Poland, with all its absurdities. It’s touching and sincere, but above all light-hearted. Made with an outstanding cast, Back Then is a prequel to These Daughters of Mine, Dębska's big hit film from a few years back and, according to the director herself, her most luminous work.

Kinga Dębska
Director
Director

Kinga Dębska

Screenplay

Kinga Dębska

Pictures

Andrzej Wojciechowski

Music

Michal Kovinski

Cast

Kinga Preis, Adam Woronowicz, Ewa Wiśniewska, Barbara Papis, Alicja Warchocka

Production

Poland

Color
color
Prize
Chicago PFFA – Audience Award, PFFA President’s Award for Outstanding Approach to a Subject in Fiction Film, Best Comedy Award
Projection list
29.04.2022
15:00
MOS - Sala mała
01.05.2022
18:00
MOS - Sala duża
04.05.2022
11:00
MOS - Sala duża