Little Crushes (Małe stłuczki) - with English subtitles!

LITTLE CRUSHES (Małe stłuczki) - with English subtitles!
September 5 -18, 2014

Little Crushes - one of the most interesting debuts of Polish cinema in 2014 - on our screens with English subtitles!


dir. Ireneusz Grzyb, Aleksandra Gowin, Poland 2014, 78’

33rd Młodzi i Film Festival: Press Award, Young Jury Award, Award for The Best Cinematography
43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival: world premiere
44th Giffoni International Film Festival : New Talent Competition
16th Taipei International Film Festival
5th Novo Cinema Film Festival
East End FIlm Festival, London 2014
Guanjuato International Film Festival 2014

A story of a chance meeting between people who seek happiness on their own terms, as opposed to those dictated by others.

Kasia and Asia are living together and running a small business clearing out apartments when the owners move away or die. Peter has recently abandoned his wife and left his job, now he rents a tiny room and works in a warehouse, packing small boxes into large ones. One day they bump into each other and it wouldn’t be a big deal if only Piotr didn’t fall in love with Asia, Kasia wouldn’t be already crazy about her for quite some time and Asia would be able to return any of those feelings. Tensions increase and emotions run high but no one is prepared to make the next move, preferring to play safe instead, rather than risk crushing what they have. Essentially they manage to maintain this delicate balance but it seems inevitable that emotions cannot stay buried forever and eventually something has to give. Little crush or great disaster – what it’s gonna be?

The film from Aleksandra Gowin and Ireneusz Grzyb is a story about the young generation, told subtly, without excessive drama.

Recent Polish history too has been one of the constants vitctimhood: but, despite its small-scale irreverence, “Little Crushes” seems a more universal film examining the sweeping theme of human fragility with the most microscoping of lenses.

Little Crushes is series of episodes, nearly comic book like, that incroporates the style of american indie movies witha a hint of subtle surrealism of Aki Kurismaki. Dialogues are grotesque, naturalistic with obvious refferences to Samuel Backett.

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