The Ugliest Car / Najbrzydszy Samochód Świata

The youngest protagonist of the documentary is Wartburg, an automobile over 50 years of age. The car is still on the road, driven by Bogdan, who is inside it with his mother Kazimiera. This road movie which takes place between the concentration camp of Majdanek, Poland, and a former Nazi labor factory in Germany is actually a journey into the past, retracing the memories from the war. It is also a portrayal of a unique relationship between mother and son. Bogdan devotes almost all his time to Kazimiera – except for the moments when he proudly presents the quaint ugliness of the car to the people he accidentally meets.

Details

Country of Production
Poland

Year of Production
2017

Format
DCP

Length
47 min

Director
Grzegorz Szczepaniak

Production
Anagram in co-production with TVP

Original Language
Polish, German

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Krakow IFF 2017 (Golden Hobby-Horse for Best Polish Film; Student's Jury Award)
Gdynia FF 2017
IDFA Amsterdam 2017