THE DRAGON SPRING
POLISH TITLE: WIOSNA SMOKÓW
“The Dragon Spring” tells a story about passion and fighting against adversity. The main character of the movie - 25-year-old Pawel, dreams of becoming a coach of Arsenal London. But it's a long way to go. For now instead of the dreams is the brutal reality.
As an inexperienced, young coach in Poland, where story plays out, Pawel has nothing to do with Arsenal's glory. Contrary. The first independent job he is undertaking is coaching Red Dragons, the worst football team in the whole country.
But it doesn't matter for him. Young coach is extremely motivated. Unfortunately very soon he faces serious obstacles. Only two or three players show up to the training sessions. Moreover, the relationship with club’s president, quite good at the beginning starts to heavily degrade. Pawel realizes that the job he undertook is more demanding than he expected...
"The Dragon Spring" is a sports drama about harsh and ruthless rules of sport but sport is not one and only subject of this movie. "The Dragon Spring" is a much more. It's a universal and powerful story about dreams and dreamers, about losers who never give up, about fighting against adversity of the fate, about friendship and solidarity.
This is a thrilling voice which tells, that even if we are at the bottom, we can be the winners at the end of the road. Everything is up to us. Especially our own life...
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- Jarosław Wszędybył
- Jarosław Wszędybył
- Michał Opala
- Arkadiusz Iwaniuk, Ziemowit Jaworski
- Krzysztof Aleksander Janczak
- Tomasz Wieczorek
- Uni-Solo Studio
- Pokromski Studio, Moth Films, Before My Eyes
Graduate of polish philology. PhD student at the Film and Television Direction Department of Polish National Film School in Lodz. He had been educated by the giants of Polish documentary: Kazimierz Karabasz and Lidia Zonn. He works in both - fiction and documentary as well. Apart from filmmaking activities he is a lecturer at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.
- Overtimefilms Festival De TemAtica Deportivo, Mexico, 2018 (competition)
- 11mm Football Film Festival, Germany, 2018 (competition)
- 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland, 2018 (competition)
- 16th Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Poland, 2018 (competition)
- Tercer Tiempo - Festival Mundial de Cine Fútbolero, Columbia, 2018 (competition)
- Goal-China Football Film Festival, China, 2018 (competition)
- Linea d'Ombra Festival, Italy, 2018 (competition)
- Buzau International Film Festival, Romania, 2019 (Trofeul Real BUZZ)
- Kenya International Sports Film Festival, Nairobi, 2019 (competition)
- Sport Movies & TV - Tehran FICTS Festival 2020, Iran, 2020 (competition)