Tulips is a warm and nostalgic film about three 60-year-old friends. Maly (Zygmunt Malanowicz) is a former racing driver whose plan to take part in another race is thwarted when his beloved Ford Capri is stolen while he’s in hospital. Maly’s son and his friends team up to help him out.

This is an optimistic picture, modelled on 1960s movies about friendship and a love of life amongst ordinary people. ‘If there is any reference that would be helpful in imagining what I am trying to achieve,’ says writer director Jacek Borcuch, ‘it might be Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore. That film speaks of important matters and treats the audience as a partner. It is similar with Tulips. My film is looking to convey its message loudly and clearly. It wants to scream, be stylish and very Polish. Sooner or later all of us will stand at the edge of the precipice like the characters in Tulips. We will have to face ourselves at the end of our lives, and that is what Tulips is about.’

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