International Festival
of Independent Cinema

26.04 – 05.05.2024, Kraków

CHLEB I SÓL

2022 / 100 min / color

A hot summer, idleness, freestyle hip-hop, guys with tattoos, flirtatious girls you’d better not mess with. Tymek, a student from the Warsaw Academy of Music, returns to this place from his youth as he prepares to embark on an international career as a pianist. There’s also his mother and his brother Jacek, as well as his friends from the old days sitting together outside in the projects. But Tymek is only here for a short while – after his vacation he’s leaving for Western Europe, where he has received a scholarship. This short visit is enough for him to get acquainted with the neighborhood meeting point for young people — a new kebab bar. The guys from the projects generally have a good relationship with foreigners, with a few exceptions. Over time, a conflict escalates, spiraling into fear and danger, and Tymek finds himself at the center of it all… In his long-awaited debut feature, Damian Kocur continues to use the familiar creative process from his award-winning short films, based on working with non-professional actors. Bread and Salt, which won an award in Venice, is a painfully authentic portrait of small-town Poland, full of stereotyping, prejudice and violence.

 

awards

  • “Eagles” Polish Film Awards – Discovery of the Year (Damian Kocur)
  • Venice FF – Special Jury Prize (Horizons section)
  • Cottbus FF – Special Award for Best Director, DIALOG Prize
  • Gdynia PFF – Journalists Award, Young Jury Award, Polish Discussion Film Club Federation Award

Director

Damian Kocur

Screenplay

Damian Kocur

Cinematography

Tomasz Woźniczka

Cast

Tymoteusz Bies, Jacek Bies, Dawid Piejko, Nikola Raczko, Nadim Suleiman

Country

Poland

Language/Subtitles

Language: Polish
Subtitles: English

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