EN - Michal joins his brother Lukasz in his Subaru Impreza driving their Downs Syndrome brother Krolik - who is obsessed with guns - to an illegal racing event in the suburbs of Warsaw.

NL - Michal en z'n broer Lukasz rijden samen met hun broer Krolik, die aan het syndroom van Down lijdt en geobsedeerd is door wapens, naar een illegale straatrace in een buitenwijk in Warschau.

FR - Michal rejoint son frère Lukasz dans son Subaru Impreza : ils conduisent Krolik, leur frère handicapé, à une course illégale dans la banlieue de Warsaw. Michal, qui n’avait pas vu ses frères depuis longtemps, observe Krolik, qui a le syndrome de Down, et son obsession pour les fusils lors de leur voyage à destination de l’aéroport où a lieu la course.


Title Subaru
Original title Subaru
Original language Polish
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre Coming of age
Year 2013


Cast Jurek Godawski, Kamil Grenda, Alexandra Radwanska, Michał Włodarczyk
Photography Grimm Vandekerckhove
Editing Tom Denoyette
Sound Jarek "Bodo" Bajdowski
Art director Agata Lepacka
Costume Pola Gomolka
Makeup Anna Kolyga
Music Raf Keunen
Sound editing / Mix Arnout Colaert

Technical specs

Running time film 14'
Release format ALEXA
Other available formats Quicktime HD, DCP, DVD Pal, online
Aspect ratio 1:2:35
Sound format Dolby Digital 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners The Fridge, Ekipa.pl, SIEBER


2012: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)


Siemiany continues to score

Philip James McGoldrick’s Berlinale 2010 selected short Siemiany, has been confirmed for its 40th festival selection. The film is selected in official competition at the third Baghdad International Film Festival (3-10 October 2011). Siemiany is in the running for a Golden Prize for Best Short Film, awarded by an international jury.

Set photo from Philip James McGoldrick's new project Subaru Up and coming director McGoldrick is currently working on the next instalment of Siemiany, called Subaru. The film is being shot in Poland from 3 to 7 October. Both films form part of his Michal Kowalski Trilogy, which takes its name from the series’ leading character.

Published on Friday 7 October 2011

New round of projects receive VAF support

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has approved funding for 21 projects: 13 documentaries, two animated shorts, four fiction shorts and two fiction features. The list includes projects such as Ilse Somer’s feature debut High Heels, Low Tide and Berlinale Shorts nominee Philip J. McGoldrick's Subaru, the second part of an intended trilogy. Works from both newcomers and regulars can be found under the supported documentaries.

Set photo of Ilse Somer's Weekend © Luc PeetersTwo documentaries received script support. Caroline Van Gastel can start writing Eye of the Gazelle (Serendipity Films), a film about women looking for a new life after having been victims of violence. Peter Van Goethem is to start working on Cargo Vie (Freshwater Films), a biographical doc about Pascal de Duve, a promising writer and philosopher who died from AIDS at the age of 29.

Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

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