05th Apr2014

Floating Skyscrapers – DVD

by timbaros
images-147There have not been too many Gay & Lesbian films from Poland but in the past year there have been two. The first was ‘In The Name Of,’ which dealt with a homosexual priest, and was well-received by the critics. Now comes ‘Floating Skyscrapers’ which is about a young athlete torn between his love for another boy and the love of his girlfriend.
Directed by gay Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski, Floating Skyscrapers is a dramatic filled movie about Kuba (a very good and very sexy Mateusz Banasiuk) who swims on his high school swim team and lives with his young girlfriend and also with his mother. He meets and falls in love with Michal (Bartosz Gelner), but at the same time doesn’t want to ruin his relationship with his girlfriend (an excellent Marta Nieradkiewicz). There are lots of lingering moments of silence in Floating Skyscrapers that increases the dramatic tension in the film, bringing it to a surprising ending. Wasilewski says that when he was 13 he went to New York on vacation and while sightseeing, he was facing the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and he had the words ‘floating skyscrapers’ stuck in his head from then, it was an image that he continued to remember, so much so that he told himself that one day he will write a movie with that title. Then when he was writing the script, he was looking for a metaphor for happiness, for this place where everything will be okay. Wasilewski’s first film was 2012’s In A Bedroom, where a 40 year-old woman prowls the internet posing as a series of different women in search of casual sex. And now with Floating Skyscrapers, Wasilewski is not only a rising talent in his native homeland in Poland but also an out gay director who will definitely go on to make many more excellent movies.

Floating Skyscrapers [DVD] (DVD)

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
Starring: Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner
Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Polish ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Polish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: In his fifteenth year of training, aspiring champion swimmer Kuba lives a normal, uneventful life - at home with his mother and girlfriend. He happily switches back and forth from good sex with Sylwia to the occasional back rub his mother craves. But Kuba has also been growing more curious about some of the boys at the gym. At a gallery opening one night, he is out of place and totally bored until he meets Michal. Sylwia picks up on his fascination, but Kuba has her heart. She keeps her feelings to herself, as from one day to the next Kuba puts Michal in the middle of his life with her. Kuba drops his training program and begins to dream of another life. His mother is incredulous and urges him to stay on track. Meanwhile, Michal takes on the task of convincing his concerned mother and distant father that his lifestyle is not just a passing fancy. Kuba comes to recognize he has never experienced feelings as deep as those he has for Michal. It takes all the courage he can muster to face those who love him and dive in. Then he must deal with the consequences. ...Floating Skyscrapers (2013) ( Plynace wiezowce )
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