The Word

Obietnica, 2014, 97 min.

The Word (2014)


GAFFA International Film Festival, Austia
Best Actress Award for Eliza Rycembel

Gdynie Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor for Dawid Ogrodnik


Director Anna Kazejak
Screenplay Anna Kazejak, Magnus von Horn
Cinematography Klaudiusz Dwulit
Music Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Art Director Marcel Slawinski, Katarzyna Sobanska-strzalkowska
Producer Lukasz Dzieciol


Lila Eliza Rycembel
Janek Mateusz Wieclawek
Sylwia Magdalena Poplawska
Daniel Dawid Ogrodnik
Konrad Andrzej Chyra
Janek’s Mother Jowita Budnik
Janek’s Father Bartlomiej Topa
Grzegorz Nikodem Rozbicki

People in love often see the world through very different eyes. Lila and Janek were happy together but then Janek made a stupid mistake. Lila is terribly hurt and refuses to forgive him. Janek tries to get in touch via Facebook, Skype and his mobile phone but is quickly rebuffed. He cries, begs and swears his love for her, but Lila doesn’t want to see him anymore.

It’s the last day of school before the holidays. Everybody knows that Lila and Janek’s relationship is on the rocks. Both teenagers are very much on edge, which is far from easy for their parents. Lila’s behavior in particular is willful and demanding. Nonetheless, the adults do their best to support their children. The couple’s endless texting and telephone calls continue. Finally, Lila decides to give Janek one more chance. She doesn’t spell it out directly, but what she expects from him is outrageous. And she expects it to take place on the night of the end of term party by the lake. A coming-of-age drama and thriller cleverly rolled into one, unhurried but utterly compelling.