Coming to DVD and Blu-ray this September from Altered Innocence, the same label that brought films like Concrete Night and Desire Will Set You Free to the US, Baby Bump is an incredibly strange and sometimes deliberately off-putting modern fairy tale from Polish director Kuba Czekaj. It’s also quite a feast for the eyes, as you’ll see from the image gallery above.
Czekaj has a unique visual style and a bright color pallet that keep you captivated even while the story goes to some extremely bizarre places. One critic remarked that the film is “like something David Lynch would have made if he were an angry Polish kid.”
Baby Bump follows Mickey House (Kacper Olszewski), an 11-year-old who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his changing body. He is no longer a child but he doesn’t know who he is. A loner at school, his overbearing mom (Agnieszka Podsiadlik) is an enigma to him, and he finds solace in selling clean urine to drug-using students at his school. On top of hating everything that is happening to his body, his imagination and reality blend together into a toxic mix. As everything takes a turn to the extreme, Mickey faces the fact that growing up is not for kids.
The film comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on September 5th.