What some might call a Polish ‘Donnie Darko’, ‘The Erlprince’ tells the story of teen on the cusp of adulthood who can see the infinitely complex inner workings of the universe.

This informs a profound scientific theory about parallel worlds that few humans will be able to comprehend.

Kuba Czekaj’s sophomore effort is nothing less than universe shattering. Because when you are a young genius specializing in quantum physics, and on the verge of adulthood, the whole world can feel like it’s collapsing into a black hole.

Threaded with inventive use of music and sound design, Czekaj subverts coming-of-age stories, science fiction apocalypses and European arthouse fare with considerable elegance and just the right amount of edge.