27.7 | THURSDAY | 18:00
Tymek, a young, talented pianist and student of the Warsaw Academy of Music, returns to his small hometown for a vacation. The central meeting point for local youth is the new kebab bar. There, Tymek witnesses a growing conflict between Arab workers and his friends – a conflict that will turn out tragically. Bread and Salt was inspired by the recent events in a small Polish town when an immigrant stabbed a young Pole to death. After the tragedy, there were calls to boycott Arab restaurants and kill Muslims. Poland is still experiencing attacks on places that employ immigrants.
DAMIAN KOCUR, a PhD student at the Łódź Film School, directed many short films. One of them, Beyond Is the Day, won the Best Film Award at Clermont-Ferrand. His feature film debut, Bread and Salt, premiered in the Horizons Competition at Venice Film Festival 2022, where it won the Special Jury Prize.