dir.

Dorota Kędzierzawska

2007, 1 h 44 min

An elderly Ms. Aniela lives in a ruined, once beautiful, wooden villa close to Warsaw. After years of co-living with numerous tenants and lodgers after the war, she finally gets rid of the last one. She can finally feel truly at home again. A disappointment awaits her though. Her son Witek want to move in with his family. He also doesn’t intend to take care of renovating the house. Moreover, he secretly tries to sell it to a noveau riche neighbour who cannot see his view because of the house. Disturbed with the disloyalty of her son, Aniela takes things into her own hands.

Held in a nostalgic tone, a poetic story about old age, passing and loneliness. About the desire of being needed to the very end. About the faithfulness to the old rules and values even in the face of a stronger, greedy new.

Selected awards

PFF in Gdynia 2007: award for the sound for Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak, Michał Pajdiak; award for the main female role; Media Award; Golden Claqueur – Radio Gdańsk Award for the most loudly applaused film; Telewizja Polska Board Chairman Award

Polish Film Award Orzeł 2008 in the category of the best female role

The New York Polish Film Festival 2008: Special Award for “unusually sensitive treatment of a difficult, deeply humanistic topic”

International Female Film Festival 2009 in Malmo: Main Award, Audience Award

written by Dorota Kędzierzawska
director of photography Artur Reinhart 

music Włodzimierz Pawlik
production design Albina Barańska, Artur Reinhart
set decorator Albina Barańska
costume design Katarzyna Morawska
make-up Natalia Król
sound Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak
re-recording mixer Michał Pajdiak
sound mixer Reinhard Stergar
edited by Dorota Kędzierzawska, Artur Reinhart
cast Danuta Szaflarska, Krzysztof Globisz, Patrycja Szewczyk, Kamil Bitau, Robert Tomaszewski
production Kid Film, Tandem Taren-To
producers Artur Reinhart, Piotr Miklaszewski, Wojciech Maryański
co-produced by Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa
production manager Michał Bisaga
co-financed by Polish Film Instutute
distributed by Best Film

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