Rafal Sokolowski’s vibrant Canadian thriller 22 Chaser is slated to open this year’s 10th Toronto Polish Film Festival.
Sokolowski is no stranger to the fest, in 2012 his film Seventh Day won Best Short Film at Ekran.
22 Chaser was produced at the Canadian Film Centre. The film tells the story of tow truck driver Ben (Brian J. Smith), a new father, struggling to provide for his family.
Having recently moved from a small town to the big city, he’s one of Toronto’s last ethical tow truck drivers. However, that changes when he trades his personal values for financial success and stability for his family as he switches from towing illegally parked cars to chasing road accidents in his rig.
About the Director: Born in Kielce, Poland, Sokolowski is an award-winning film and theatre director. He’s a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, holds an MFA from York University, and is an apprentice of the National Theatre Academy of Krakow in Directing. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is supported by the National Film Board of Canada, the Canada and Ontario Arts Councils and Bravo!FACT. He is the artistic director of Blind Dog Films, which specializes in developing and producing narrative fiction. 22 Chaser is his feature debut.
The Opening Night screening takes place on November 6th at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
From November 7th through 11th the festival will be back at its usual venue on Roncesvalles, the Revue Cinema and unlike last year we will be screening films November 16th, 17th & 18th at Ciné-Starz in Mississauga.
The full Schedule & ticket sales details for the Toronto Polish Film Festival are still to be announced.
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