A Hole in the Head
dir. Piotr SubbotkoPolska, 2018, 93 min
An actor, Chudy, sets the play Theatre maker by Thomas Bernhard. Together with his theatre crew, he travels on the border with Bielarus, setting the play. The content of the play increasingly crosses with the life of the protagonist and reminds of the painful reality he is stuck in – and from which only escape to the Don Quichotte madness is possible. When Chudy comes back to his home village and his dying mother, he meets Andrzejek at home – a handicapped man in whom he sees his own doppelganger. Attempt at unveiling the mysterious figure becomes his obsession, which leads to an unexpected finale.
The film is a full length debut of the director.
Short Film Competition