Tricks

Sztuczki, 2007, 95 min.

Tricks (2007)

Awards

2008
Miami International Film Festival

World Cinema Competition – Knight Grand Jury Prize

2007
Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Special Jury Prize

2007
Tokyo International Film Festival

Best Actor Award for Damian Ul

2007
Polish Film Festival Gdynia

Golden Lion Award,
Best Cinematography Award for Adam Bajerski

2007
Venice Film Festival

Label Europa Cinemas Award,
Laterna Magica Prize

2007
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival

Special Jury Award

2007
Tbilisi International Film Festival

Gold Prometheus Award & Parajanov Prize

2007
Plus Camerimage

Award for the Best Film in the Polish Film Competition for Adam Bajerski

Production

Director Andrzej Jakimowski
Screenplay Andrzej Jakimowski
Cinematography Adam Bajerski
Music Tomasz Gassowski
Art Direction Ewa Jakimowska
Producer(s) Andrzej Jakimowski

Cast

Stefek Damian Ul
Elka Ewelina Walendziak
Jerzy Rafal Guzniczak
Father Tomasz Sapryk
Mother Iwona Fornalczyk
Violka Joanna Liszowska

Story

Six-year-old Stefek challenges providence. The boy believes that the course of small events he provokes will help him to draw nearer to his father, who left his mother for another woman. Stefek’s sister, 17-year-old Elka, teaches him how to bribe fate with small sacrifices. Yet at the crucial point it turns out that children have nothing valuable to sacrifice. In his game with destiny Stefek decides to raise the stakes dangerously….