Making decisions that can turn our world upside down is not easy. However, you can’t avoid maturity and responsibility forever. The characters from “Black Sheep”, a bitter-sweet comedy, have to face some serious dilemmas. The members of the Gruz family are at the turning point of their lives… Will every character find their own path to happiness? We present you with the official trailer of “Black Sheep”, a film directed by Aleksander Pietrzak (produced by the TVN Discovery Group). The film will hit the cinemas on 13 August.
The audience coming to the cinema to watch “Black Sheep” will easily identify with the characters. The film is about problems that we all have to deal with, even if we do not want to talk about them or we are scared to do so. The relations between the members of the Gruz family, despite the light tone of the film, make us reflect on our own lives.
“There is no such thing as a perfect family. The members of my family in the film cannot communicate with one another and tend to hide their needs deep inside. I believe these are the main reasons why they have reached a major turning point of their lives” – explains Arkadiusz Jakubik, who plays the father of Tomek (played by Kamil Szeptycki). The role of the mother, Magda, is played by Magdalena Popławska, who described the relations between the characters as follows: “The problem of this family is the immaturity of its members. Magda is immature because she has been living a lie for many years. Her husband is immature because he cannot confront reality. And their son, Tomek, is simply still an immature kid”. In the film, apart from Popławska and Jakubik, we will see Kamil Szeptycki, Agata Różycka, Anna Cieślak, Anna Smołowik and Włodzimierz Press.
“Black sheep” is a bitter-sweet story about a modern family where everybody is fed up with something. When troubles, conflicts and desires that have been repressed for many years finally explode, everybody starts to live their own life. Or at least they think they do… Will they find their path to happiness? It is a film about bonds that are impossible to break. It gives humorous answers to many important questions regarding family relations and growing up.
Aleksander Pietrzak, director:
The film touches upon many topics, such as the choice between career and family, growing into the role of a father, the problems with finding yourself in a completely new life situation, but it mostly deals with the fact that when a child makes bonds, they last forever. Laughter and crying are the two most beautiful emotions. This is exactly what we get from a comedy drama and, hopefully, will also get from “Black Sheep”.
Anna Waśniewska-Gill, producer:
It is a universal story about growing up that everyone can identify with. It humorously depicts the intergenerational differences, problems caused by miscommunication and the fear of showing your true feelings. We wanted to show the truth about a family and different moments in the life of a small community. Funny moments, but sometimes also sad and scary ones. After the really difficult experience that we all have been sharing for a year now, we are aware that people long for positive emotions, and we are sure that “Black Sheep” by Alek Pietrzak can evoke such emotions.
in cinemas as of 13 August 2021
Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Magdalena Popławska, Kamil Szeptycki, Agata Różycka,
Anna Cieślak, Anna Smołowik and Włodzimierz Press
Director: Aleksander Pietrzak
Screenplay: Bartosz Kozera
Cinematography: Mateusz Pastewka
Casting director: Marta Kownacka
Producer: Anna Waśniewska
Executive producer: Rafał Ulicki
Production: TVN Discovery Group