Memories of Summer


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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Family Drama
Best of Fest
Release Year:2016
Runtime:87 min
Print Source:Opus Film
Agata Nykiel
Director:Adam Guzinski
Producer:Lukasz Dzieciol
Piotr Dzieciol
Cinematographer:Adam Sikora
Screenwriter:Adam Guzinski
Editor:Maciej Pawlinski
Composer:Michal Jacaszek
Principal Cast:Urszula Grabowska
Max Jastrzebski
Robert Wieckiewicz
Filmography:The Boy on the Galloping Horse ('06)


This subtle, nuanced coming of age story marks writer-director Adam Guzinski as a talent to watch. It’s summer in a small provincial town during the late 1970s. With his father away on business, it’s just 12-year-old Piotr and his beautiful blond mother. They have a strong bond. When his mother is not at work, they bicycle, swim, picnic and play cards together. When Piotr is alone, he goes to the local lake in search of company. It’s there that he meets the charismatic Skowron and his gang. The lake is also the spot where he brings the girl next door, who is much more mature than him. Just as Piotr experiences his first crush, his mother starts going out almost every night, claiming to be meeting a female friend. She’s more tense and less patient. As he observes his mother’s changing behavior, Piotr becomes increasingly worried.

Director’s Biography

Adam Guzinski: Adam Guzinski studied at the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz, which he represented at the Student Academy Awards with his short Temptation ('97). His second short, Jacob ('98) won Cannes’ Grand Prix Cinefondation. After Antichrist ('02), he made his feature debut with The Boy on a Galloping Horse ('06).

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