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For Real

Na Serio


International Premiere

A young man’s house party takes an unexpected turn when his gangster neighbour breaks into his apartment. A carefully crafted morality story, For Real forces its protagonist to make uncomfortable choices. This is a tough survival drama that effectively chronicles a series of bad decisions that lead to life-changing events. Exceptionally well-acted, shot, and edited, the movie takes the audience on a complete journey that’s entertaining and frightening. Tense, unpredictable, and frustrating, this is a complicated scenario where any choice has dangerous consequences.


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Director Ernest Lorek
Cast Dawid Ściupidro, Maciej Kosiacki, Bernadetta Statkiewicz, Daniel Namiotko, Hubert Fiebig
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Country of Origin Poland
Year 2022
Language In Polish with English subtitles
Film Contact Ernest Lorek
19 min

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Agata Golańska


Ernest Lorek


Edgar Grishchuk


Marta Ossowska

Original Music

Michał Lejczak

Production Design

Katarzyna Tomczyk


Ernest Lorek headshot, For Real director

Ernest Lorek

Director and actor Ernest Lorek was born in Warsaw and studied Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. He is currently a fifth year student in the directing department of the Polish National Film School in Łódź. He creates music videos for leading Polish rappers and others. He has directed many short films including Into the Forest (2018), which was awarded as Best Student Film at Opavský páv.