A stranger on my couch

Poland, 2017, 55 min.


Grzegorz Brzozowski




Krakow Film Foundation


Magdalena Kowalczyk


Munk Studio – Polish Film Association

An image of a contemporary city from the couchsurfers perspective. Warsaw is becoming a meeting place for people from different corners of the world, of different ages, with different life stories. What they have in common is a feeling of being lost and a dire need to run away from their solitude. Couchsurfing is becoming a platform of communication for totally different worlds – what may be any other reason why a Polish engineer in his fifties and a German student assemble together a Chinese model of a helicopter?

2017 Krakow IFF (Poland) – Silver Hobby-Horse for the Best Polish Documentary Film
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Grzegorz Brzozowski

Graduated from documentary course at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing under the guidance of Marcel Łozinski, Jacek Bławut and Vita Żelakeviciute. Studied sociology, psychology and reportage at the University of Warsaw, Utrecht Universiteit and Yale University. Now working on a Ph.D. at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw, conducting a research on modern festival communities in Poland. Apart from this works as an editor and chief of the film review section in "Kultura Liberalna" online weekly magazine.

Selected filmography

2017 А Stranger on my Couch