Bread and Salt

The sovereign debut of Damian Kocur, which resembles a precisely played film score. A spare yet insightful generational statement and a drama about what it is like to return home and be a stranger to oneself.

Chleb i sól
Poland 2022
  • Czech
101 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

A lazy summer in a hot Polish housing estate, where all you can do is hang around aimlessly, get drunk and sit at a kebab shop… For Tymoteusz, all this is just a memory he comes to remind himself of during the holidays. Ahead of him is a vision of a stellar career as a piano virtuoso and famous concert halls around the world. At home, he's faced with a slightly distant mother, a younger brother and shady friends with whom he must kill the dragging time of summer. But beneath the panel ambiance of drinking, drugs, flirting and racial provocation, a dark note slowly resonates that foretells impending tragedy.

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Director: Damian Kocur
Screenplay: Damian Kocur
Cinematography: Tomasz Woźniczka
Sound: Katarzyna Białas, Łukasz Kaczmarski
Editing: Alan Zejer
Production Design: Ewa Mroczkowska
Producer: Jacek Bromski, Ewa Jastrzebska, Jerzy Kapuscinski
Co-production: Michal Sadowski
Costumes: Zuzanna Kot
Cast: Tymoteusz Bies, Jacek Bies, Dawid Piejko,Nikola Raczko, Nadim Suleiman, Nadeem Shalave

Venice Film Festival

2022 – Damian Kocur (Venice Horizons Award – Special Jury Prize)

Polish Film Awards

2023 – Damian Kocur (Discovery of the Year)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.