The Christening

Chrzest, 2010, 86 min.

The Christening (2010)


Ploiesti Golden Carpathian Film Festival
Best Director Award for Marcin Wrona

OFFplus Camera, International Festival of Independent Cinema
Polish Feature Films Award

Prague International Film Festival Febiofest
Grand Prix

Polish Eagle Award
Best Supporting Actor for Adam Woronowicz

Mons International Love Film Festival, Belgium
Grand Prize and Award for Best Screenplay for Marcin Wrona

Reykjavik International Film Festival
Special Mention

Polish Film Festival, Gdynia
Silver Lion.
Best Leading Man’s Role for Wojciech Zielinski & Tomasz Schuchardt,
Best Editing Award for Piotr Kmicik


Director Marcin Wrona
Screenplay Grzegorz Jankowski, Grazyna Trela, Dariusz Glazer
Cinematography Pawel Flis
Music Marcin Macuk
Art Director Dorota Lacek-Gorczycka
Producers Leszek Rybarczyk, Marek Rudnicki


Janek Tomasz Schuchardt
Michal Leba Wojciech Zielinski
”Gruby” Adam Woronowicz
Magda, Michal’s Wife Natalia Rybicka
”Lysy”, ”Gruby’s” Man Michal Koterski
”Wyzylowany”, ”Gruby’s” Man Pawel Tomaszewski


Michal, a young man from a little town, moves to Warsaw after a criminal episode. He hopes to escape from the criminal environment. Unfortunately he is followed by the mafia’s sentence which makes him search desperately for a way of saving his family. He meets Janek, his old friend who is going to be the Godfather. In case something happens, Michal has some plans towards Janek but the man is impressed by his friend’s old life. The screenplay is based on a true story.