Boys with Butterflies
Chłopcy z MotylkamiPoland, 2018, 28 min, Colour
15-year-old Filip gets beaten up on a footbridge close to his neighbourhood. To retaliate, his father rents a billboard in the middle of the housing estate with the information about a reward for helping to find the thugs. He starts a local war, which Filip does not want to be part of. A simple coming-of-age story inspired by true events from the reportage „Boys with Butterflies” by Jacek Hugo-Bader.
Marcin Filipowicz graduated as a director from the University of Silesia’s Faculty of Radio and Television and completed a documentary course at the Wajda School. His short films “7109 km” (2008), “My Father Lazaro” (2011), “Echo” (2012), “Summer of Love” (2014) and “Football Brothers” (2015) were screened and won awards at many Polish and international film festivals.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Poland, 2018, Warsaw FF, Special Mention
Warsaw FF, Poland 2018 - Special Mention
Egypt, 2019, Ismailia FF,
Ismailia FF, Egypt 2019 -
Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association