„I am REN”
Drama/ thriller / Sci-fi
Producer: Dariusz Głowala, Roman Jarosz, Holly Pictures (Poland), contact: email@example.com
World sales agent: Matteo Lovadina, Reel Suspects (Italy), contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coproducers: Storygeist, Studio Dźwiękownia, Autorska Pracownia Dźwięku
The story „I am REN” materialised into being at the crossroads for my passion for how technology transforms both the society and the individual, as well as the deeply personal experiences that formed my childhood.
Even though the film is deeply rooted in the science fiction genre, it’s also a claustrophobic psychological Kammerspiel, where the main character REN – the android, was used as a metaphor to get at more universal themes of love, betrayal, and inner dysfunction that exists in so many of us.
Renata, her husband Jan and her adopted son Kamil lead a seemingly happy life. One evening an unexplained event leaves the house in chaos. Renata is found half-naked in turmoil in a shed, and Kamil is traumatised in shock. The family decides to go to a therapy to a closed counselling Centre. But when they arrive Renata introduces herself as REN, an android, that has experienced a major technical failure.
At first we have trouble believing her story, but gradually her words are confirmed as she learns she can’t trust her partner Jan, who conspires against her with the PNC Corporation that has created her.
She realises they intend to take her adopted son away from her, and dismantle her for good. REN tries desperately to escape in order to save herself and Kamil. After an unsuccesful attempt, REN wakes up in the Centre and is told she is suffering from delusional paranoia. But is that the ultimate truth, or is the corporation PNC, together with her partner Jan, out to get her for good?