An acerbic relationship dramedy about a young couple facing marital difficulties caused by husband’s immaturity.

Kamper’s life is an easy one. He earns his living testing computer games. He’s got a beautiful and talented wife Mania who’s learning to cook from a famous chef. When Mania gets too close to her tutor Kamper will try to take revenge by… starting an affair with a Spanish teacher. Once madly in love, Kamper and Mania have to decide whether the next step in their life will be one they take together.

directed by: Łukasz Grzegorzek
written by: Łukasz Grzegorzek, Krzysztof Umiński
cast: Piotr Żurawski (Kebab I horoskop, Karbala, Warsaw ’44), Marta Nieradkiewicz (United States of Love, Floating Skyscrapers)
genre: comedy/drama/romance
production: Poland 2015
language: Polish
original title: Kamper

Festivals & Awards:

  • Karlovy Vary IFF – East of The West section
  • Raindance Film Festival – Discovery Award
  • Forum of European Cinema ORLEN Cinergia – Special Mention
  • Nominated for National Film Award – Best Foreign Language Film

“sweetly forlorn, endearingly acted film”
Guy Lodge, Variety

“perfectly captured comedy and tragedy of life in fear of ridicule (…) fully fulfilled independent cinema”
Newsweek Poland

“excellent comedy that could conquer the world (…) delights with unpretentiousness (…) stands out thanks to American-like storytelling”

“this beautifully-paced film entreats you to watch” (…) “often hilarious, and ultimately heart breaking, take on modern romance, modern life itself, and the loneliness new freedoms can bring.”
The Panopticon

Director Statement:

Our film is full of paradoxes. Kamper doesn’t have an easy life – his life is pretty hard because of its easiness. We wanted to tell a story that deals with a painful subject through humor and irony and to describe the main character as a boyish dreamer in an adult reality. Lost, imperfect – but honest. His escalating frustration leads him straight to the grown-up world where he finally has to face and solve “adult” issues.

Director’s biography:

Born in 1980, he graduated in law from the University of Warsaw. He has won several gold medals in Polish Tennis Championships. For the last ten years he has been making television trailers for blockbusters, arthouse classics and B-class movies which helped him build up his knowledge about movie directing. “Kamper” is his feature debut.