The New Waves


Xawery Żuławski | Poland | 2019 | 138 min
O.V in Polish subtitled in English and Spanish.

Before passing away, Andrej Zulawski left a script, which was filmed by his son Xawery: the excess, euphoria and the father’s delirious spirit with a new vision. Two History and Literature teachers are dismissed from a High School. We follow their drifts, especially the literature one (mirror of Xawery) who shares a flat with a leper pianist, lives a love story with a limping florist, and ends up being part of a criminal gang. A film that is both a political allegory of present-day Poland (in its confusion between the communist past and the rise of the right wing), a film-within-a-film charged with an agitated love story(s) that is crowned in a thrilling from-son-to-the-father final tribute.


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Direction: Xawery Żuławski
Script: Andrzej Żuławski
Cinematography: Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz
Editing: Wojtek Włodarski
Sound: Jacek Hamela
Cast: Sebastian Fabijański, Jasmina Polak, Eryk Kulm Jr., Sebastian Pawlak, Daniel Olbrychski, Andrzej Chyra
Production: Marcin Wierzchosławski
Production Company: Metro Films


He was born in 1971 in Warsaw. He is the son of film director Andrzej Żuławski and actress Małgorzata Braunek. After living in Paris, he studied at the Film School of Łódź, debuted in 2005 with his feature film Chaos, followed by an adaptation of Dorota's popular novel Masłowska Snow White and Russian Red (2009), which earned many awards in Poland and was a box-office success in that same country. In addition, Żuławski is a television and advertising director. Bird Talk is his latest film.