Zdzislaw Misiak, known as Dzidek, is the retired king of amusement parks. After his daughter’s death, his 7-year-old grandson Hugo comes to live with him in one of the leftover barracks. In the enchanting surroundings of the amusement park, a bond grows between the boy and his grandfather. This helps them both to heal the wounds caused by their tragic loss. But this cannot last. Soon, they are brought to the attention of the System and the peace of Dzidek-land is disturbed. Hugo is a film about love and the courage to live this life by one’s own rules, and to undermine the traditional models of upbringing in which most of us are still trapped.
Wojciech Klimala was born in 1984 in Tychy, Poland. In 2015 he graduated from the DOK PRO programme at Wajda Film School. He earned his degree in directing from the Czech film school Filmová Akademie Miroslava Ondříčka v Písku in 2011. He is finishing his MA in Directing Studies at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia. He has been a member of the Polish Filmmaker Association since 2012. While studying, he shot a number of short fiction and documentary films that were screened at student film festivals. In 2014 he directed the short film Entropy which won awards worldwide. For the last two years he has been working with Warner Music Polska for whom he makes music and promotional videos.
Selected: Occupation Tourist (2012), For a Good Beginning (2012), Brothers (2012), Entropy (2014), Cinematic Piano (2016), The River (2016), Hugo (2017)