Peter Horsten & Katarzyna Szemro

“I Stefan” is simple, complex and therefore impressive at the same time. It’s simplicity is striking and proves again that a good message only needs a good carrier, without any add-ons. The film, full of symbolism, takes us back to Stefan’s youth, different times, different scenes, times with different habits. His experiences, feelings, emotions stimulate you to try to better understand Stefan and meanwhile you are being confronted with your personal judgements. Unfortunately, it shows how little humanity has changed and how judging towards others we have always been and still are. Being “different” seems to be a problem for the ones who claim to be normal, but what is normal? At the same time we see Stefan’s transition in life from a character driven by chaos, visuals and creativity into an intelligent, loving and structured person. He will not bend, he will continue to fight inequality, powered by creativity and love.