Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) by Tomasz Wasilewski has been selected as one of 14 feature films to screen in the Viewpoints section at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The film's New York screening will mark its world premiere.
Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers), Wasilewski's second film [following his debut feature W sypialni (In a Bedroom)], is a contemporary coming-of-age story about the search for one's identity and about acceptance for one's own character and for others. The film's protagonist Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) is a young man who lives with his mother (Katarzyna Herman) and his girlfriend Sylwia (Marta Nieradkiewicz). On the surface, Kuba's life seems organized and stable. He loves his girlfriend, he studies at the local physical education college, and is considered to be one of the top contenders in the upcoming swimming competition. One evening at a party, he meets Michał (Bartosz Gelner). An emotional bond forms between the two men. Kuba suddenly finds himself fascinated with another man. Terrified by the emotions that begin to engulf him, he cannot find himself in these new circumstances.
The Viewpoints section of the Tribeca Film Festival features a selection of fresh voices in independent cinema from around the world. This year, the Viewpoints lineup showcases 14 feature films and eight documentaries. Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) is the only film from Central and Eastern Europe in this lineup.
This year's edition of the Tribeca Film Festival opens on April 17.
Further details about the festival are available at: www.tribecafilm.com/festival.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun