JJ: love at first sight for a man and his GPS
by Dorota Hartwich
- Monolith Films launched a film by Maciej Pisarek last week, featuring famous Borys Szyc
Dependence on electronic gadgets is not just a child’s problem. Adults too can have an obsession, which sometimes transforms into fully-fledged love. Actor Borys Szyc, one of Poland’s great cinema stars delivers an eccentric performance in JJ (Dzej Dzej) by Maciej Pisarek, now out in Polish cinemas.
Jerzy (Borys Szyc) collects gadgets. Everything that is electronic is so appealing to him that new objects are given affection and names. New purchases are routine until the day he buys a GPS for his car. This event turns his life upside down because this gadget is not like any other: it reacts to his voice in a particularly sensuous way. Jerzy is guided by his GPS he calls Carmen (Justyna Sieniawska) and becomes emotionally involved with it. But his new relationship is not easy because his partner is increasingly demanding. She wants to be treated like a princess and asks Jerzy to follow him in her faraway journeys.
Produced by Filtry, JJ was co-produced by Yakumama Film, the Tumult foundation and the Soundmaking studio with support from the Polish Film Institute. Photography was done by Mikolaj Lebkowski, distribution in Polish cinemas by Monolith Films.
(Translated from French)