No Matter How Hard We Tried

No Matter How Hard We Tried

A film adaptation of a play by Dorota Masłowska. The main protagonists are the representatives of three generations of women, living below the minimum social level in a cramped Warsaw bedsitter: Wheelchair-bound Gloomy Old Biddy, her daughter Halina and the granddaughter – Little Metal Girl. The panorama of characters is supplemented by their neighbours – leaflet distributor Bożena and the director of a film “A Horse that rode horses” as well as two actors, a TV presenter and Edyta who wants to rescue “poor” people of all sorts. It is a tale full of grotesque dialogues comprised of perversely taken pop-culture quotes, mocks at the language of advertisements, magazines, tabloids and national stereotypes, treating of the Polish society of the transformation times.

Written by: Grzegorz Jarzyna
Play’s Author: Dorota Masłowska
Director of photography: Radosław Ładczuk
Production design by: Magdalena Maciejewska
Costume design by: Magdalena Musiał
Sound by: Dominika Kotarba
Make-up by: Olga Nejbauer
Editing by: Rafał Listopad
Cast: Aleksandra Popławska, Danuta Szaflarska, Magdalena Kuta, Maria Maj, Adam Woronowicz, Rafał Maćkowiak, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Roma Gąsiorowska-Żurawska, Katarzyna Warnke, Lech Łotocki
Production management: Małgorzata Cichulska
Produced by:  TR Warszawa, Wojciech Gorczyca, Grzegorz Jarzyna
Co-produced by: Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny (Michał Merczyński), Fundacja Generacja TR Warszawa (Michał Goździk)

Legenda
Konkurs Główny
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe