Two brothers on the cusp of adulthood are still under the custody of their mother, strongly supported by their grandmother. In a cluttered flat, they fight for even the smallest scrap of autonomy, each of them applying different tactics to maneuver in this difficult territory. The family portrait is incomplete – the absence of their father becomes synonymous with the dial tone of the telephone.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 21
  • Year: 2019
  • Color: colour

Director: Mateusz Buława

Script: Mateusz Buława

DOP: Mateusz Buława

Editing: Mateusz Buława


About the director:

Mateusz Buława

Mateusz Buława

Independent director of short documentary movies. Director of photography for short films. Co-founder of the Apofi film collective. As a teenager, he realized his first films in the BKF Newsreel, his artistic supervisors were Maciej Cuske and Marcin Sauter. Graduate “Film kindergarten” programm in Wajda School. One of the authors of the Polish documentary edition of the project “World from dawn till dusk”. Winner of several awards at international and national film festivals. His movies were screened at Camerimage Film Festival, Krakow Film Festival and also in the USA, in Italy, in Germany, in India, in China, in Portugal and many others. Holder of the Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Mayor of the City of Bydgoszcz scholarships.

At festivals:

59th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (competition)

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (screening)