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The Christening


by Marcin Wrona

Poland 2010, 86 min

Seven days left to live, one friend left to trust - and life is the least he can lose

Michał has everything one could dream of: a young family, his own business and a luxurious apartment in Warsaw. His idyllic life starts to fall apart when his old friend Janek appears who is to become the godfather of Michał’s new born son. The men not only share a common past, but also a dark secret that soon forces Janek to take a decision. A decision between good and evil. A decision between life and death.


Grand Prix - Prague IFF 2011
Grand Prix - Mons Festival du Film d‘Amour 2011
Special Jury Mention - Reykjavik IFF 2010
Silver Lions, Best Actors (Tomasz Schuchardt and Wojciech Zielinski) and Best Editing (Piotr Kmiecik) - Polish FF Gdynia 2010


National Premiere: Gdynia FF 2010
International Premiere: Toronto IFF 2010
European Premiere: San Sebastián IFF 2010
Reykjavic IFF 2010
Warsaw FF 2010
Glasgow FF 2011
HKIFF 2011

Cast & Crew

With: Tomasz Schuchardt, Wojciech Zieliński, Natalia Rybicka, Adam Woronowicz

Production: Odeon Film Studio in Co-Production with No Problem, Andrzej Wajda Master School of Directing with the support of the Polish Film Institute

Marcin Wrona

Graduated from schools in Poland and Amsterdam. Member of the European and the Polish Film Academy. Annual Award of the Ministry of Culture in 2011 PhD in film directing 2011.
His short diploma film "Magnet Man" (2001), won acclaim at numerous film festivals including winning Best Student Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2002.
Marcin's first feature "My Flesh My Blood" (2009) had its premiere at the Rome FF 2009. The picture received: the Jounalist's Award and The Best Script Award at the Polish Debuts Film Festival 2009 also the Grand Prix of the Polish Edition Hartley-Merrill Award in 2007 and the Third Prize of Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award in Cannes 2007 (working title: "Tamagotchi"), also many other awards at film festivals, including Avanca IFF, Nikosis IFF.
"The Christening" (2010), second feature directed and co-produced by Marcin Wrona, premiered in 2010 at the San Sebastian IFF (Europe), Toronto FF (North America), Warsaw FF (Poland). The film received The Silver Lion Award for the best film, the Best Actor Award and award for the Best Editing at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia in 2010. "The Christening" also won awards in: Rejkyavik IFF (Special Mention), Mons - Love IFF (Grand Prix & Best Scenario), Prague - Febio FF (Grand Prix), Cracow - Off Plus Camera (Grand Prix in Polish films competition), Ploiesti, Romania - Golden Carpathian FF (Best Director), Tarnow FF, Poland - Youth Jury Award The film has been showing at many international festivals, and received distribution in USA, UK, Romania, Hungary and Spain.
His third film "Demon" is in post-production. It is a Polish-Israeli co-production with Itay Tiran in the lead role.
Marcin Wrona directed also several well-received and awarded TV dramas (inc: Harold Pinter's "Collection" and recently "The Morality of Mrs. Dulska") and some popular TV series. During the European Film Awards ceremony in Barcelona 2004, he presented his short film "Telefono" which was later included in Pedro Almodovar's DVD collection. In the 2013 he made musical "Chopin must die" premiered simultaneously in Warsaw and London.