Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Young Kieslowski

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 94 minutes

The Young Kieslowski

Brian Kieslowski is an awkward college student reluctantly clinging to his “v-card” when he meets the girl of his dreams, Leslie (also awkward and a card carrying member of the “v-club”). When they engage in losing their virginity together, all seems right in the world for young Brian. Until Leslie realizes she’s pregnant. With twins. THE YOUNG KIESLOWSKI is a hilarious and touching comedy about young lovers navigating through the world of immaturity, responsibility, and impending parenthood. The choice to keep the babies doesn’t come easy to Brian (neither does breaking the news to his parents), but Leslie goes full speed ahead with her decision to keep them… even if it means doing it alone. Inspired by the true story of his parents, writer/director Kerem Sanga keeps the humor and story light while still dealing with the issues that have confronted young men and women since forever. Deftly balancing humor with heart and tenderness, THE YOUNG KIESLOWSKI is “American Pie” meets “Juno,” and reminds us that, when it comes down to it, the heart wants what the heart wants. – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:10 PM -
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:15 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 9:15 AM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM

American Independents Competition

Kerem Sanga

Kerem Sanga graduated from USC and has since worked as a writer and director.

"Trigger Finger" (2012), THE YOUNG KIESLOWSKI (2014)

Danny Leiner, Seth Caplan, Dave Hunter, Ross Putman

Kerem Sanga

Rick Diaz

Ryan Brown

Principal Cast
Ryan Malgarini, Haley Lu Richardson, Joshua Malina, Melora Walters, James Le Gros, Osric Chau

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