COMPETITION SCREENING 9: Perspectives
Sonny - dir. Paweł Chorzępa, Poland 2019, 41'
This film is a very subtly told story about a difficult love between father and son as well as the image of a constant struggle for freedom. There are not many words, these are gestures and actions that speak about a family relationship. Marcin – our main character – has been deeply hurt by his parents. His mother drank during the pregnancy, so as a result he was born with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). Because of their addiction to alcohol, at the age of twelve he was taken away from his parents. The orphanage took his childhood away. He felt like in the army when he was there. Despite many bad experiences, after reaching adulthood, he decided to return to his father and try to fix their relationship. Finding his own place – asylum, which for Marcin turns out to be a birdhouse – gives him hope. Still, the constant care for a father who is an alcolohic cuts his wings