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The Hate U Give

George Tillman Jr., USA 2018, 132’
Polish premiere
The Great Pretender The Long Dumb Road

An adaptation of Angie Thomas' popular novel for teens. Starr Carter (the phenomenal Amandla Stenberg) lives with her family in a dangerous, almost exclusively black neighborhood. According to her, "if a girl from the neighborhood went to a public high school, she almost always ends up pregnant." That's why her parents sent her and her brother to a private school in a white neighborhood. Having to divide her time between two worlds means that Starr never really feels like herself. One evening, she goes to a house party, where she meets a childhood friend. As the result of a series of unfortunate events, the night does not end well. The Hate U Give can be seen as a manifesto, a commentary on what Americans are facing in the here and now, especially Americans who aren't white. This film shows the mechanisms that determine which deaths make the headlines and which don't. In the end, it shows the emergence of a social attitude of taking responsibility for others, even strangers, but without glorifying popular slogans such as the "Black experience" or "Black Lives Matter." An important and much-needed film.

Magdalena Maksymiuk

George Tillman Jr.

George Tillman, Jr. is an American producer, screenwriter and director originally from Wisconsin but with connections to Chicago. He wrote his own scripts and shot amateur clips from an early age. Inspired by Taxi Driver, he wanted to become a filmmaker at all costs. He studied Film at Columbia College Chicago. He has been nominated for a Black Reel Award on numerous occasions, and he won in the category of television direction for This is Us.

Selected filmography

1997 Przepis na życie / Soul Food 

2000 Siła i honor / Men of Honor

2009 Najdłuższa podróż / Notorious 2015 The Longest Ride

2018 Nienawiść, którą dajesz / The Hate U Give

Cast & Crew

director George Tillman Jr.
screenplay Audrey Wells (based on the novel by Angie Thomas)
cinematography Mihai Malaimare Jr.
editing Alex Blatt, Craig Hayes
music Dustin O’Halloran
cast Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Common, Russell Hornsby
producer Timothy M. Bourne, Isaac Klausner, Angie Thomas
production Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment
Polish distributor Imperial Cinepix
language English
coloration colour
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