immagine gff 2022




Category: Edition 2022

Oscar, an eight-year-old boy, is a big fan of the series "Detective Bruno". The boy lives in an orphanage and on his birthday he finds an envelope with a clue leading to the last gift hidden by his parents. He decides to hire the best detective he knows to help him solve the mystery. However, the actor of the series “Detective Bruno” is actually Bruno Ksieski - a burnout, cynical actor who dislikes children, experiencing a great image crisis.

Original Title Detektyw Bruno
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 104'
Production Year 2022
Nationality Poland
Directed by Magdalena Niec, Mariusz Palej
Screenplay Marcin Ciaston, Ewa Rozenbajgier
Director of photography Wojciech Wegrzyn
Editor Jakub Motylewski
Production Design Katarzyna Filimoniuk
Costume Design Dzvinka Kukul
Sound Marcin Poplawski
Make up Magdalena Tarka
Music Maciek Dobrowolski
Main cast Piotr Glowacki, Iwo Rajski, Karolina Gruszka, Dorota Kolak, Martyna Wozniak, Mia Goti, Krzysztof Kuligowski, Maja Stuchlik
Talent Manager Joanna Slesicka
Produced by Joanna Szymanska
Production Shipsboy (Poland)

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A graduate of the Photography School in Warsaw and the Film School in Łódź. Director and cinematographer, he began his career working on documentary films, music videos and television series.
For several years he has been successfully directing films for children and family audiences. BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR, his directorial debut proved to be a successful turnout (over 250,000 viewers in Polish cinemas) and was shown at various national and international festivals, winning awards for the best debut and for the best film. The second film directed by Mariusz, THE BLACK MILL, was also shown and awarded at many festivals, among which the International Children's Film Festival "Schlingel" and the International Children's Film Festival in San Diego.

Magdalena Nieć
A graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Krakow. Scholarship holder of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette in France.
Her screenwriting debut was the children's film BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR, where she also acted as the co-director responsible for working with children. She gained professional experience in working with young actors, among others on the set of the film WEREWOLF (dir. Adrian Panek), where she successfully served as the 2nd director for children's actors. She also worked with a children's cast on such projects as LOVE IS EVERYTHING and THE BLACK MILL. For the script for her second feature film, THE BLACK MILL, which she co-wrote, she received an individual award at the International Children's Film Festival in Moscow. She received a PISF scholarship for the development of her original film project.

Director’s statement - Mariusz Palej
"The previous films taught us that children want to be taken seriously and it is worth discussing difficult issues with them. We believe that laughter brings us closer to each other and gives us a chance to reflect. The Detective Bruno is at times slapstick and overplayed to raise the entertainment and satirical side, but at the same time we try to encourage the audience to be more attentive and aware of their participation in reality". 

Director’s statement - Magdalena Nieć
"We did not target the film strictly at the youngest viewers, because real family cinema should have a wide audience. It has to be appealing both to children and adults. On the screen there is everything that children and families love - adrenaline, adventure, laughter, followed by emotion, which reminds us how important love and honesty are in a relationship. The film also raises strictly modern problems, such as the celebrity mania and the fakeness of social media, which concern everyone, regardless of age"

Shipsboy (Poland)

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