Anita is trying to build a perfect family. She uses her power to create a better world. Her obsession with perfection leads to a tragedy. On behalf of the Office she takes away the daughter of a pair of Polish emigrants. The parents stand powerless faced with the machine of bureaucracy. Desperate, they decide to act outside the law. Will they manage to save themselves in this dead end situation?
The foster family fight for the love of their adopted daughter. All the protagonists of “Strange Heaven” act for the good of the 9-year-old Ula but she is the one who pays the price and becomes the victim of their best intentions.
Extreme emotions. A clash of cultures. A question about the boundaries of intimacy in an abruptly changing world.
directed by Dariusz Gajewski
written by Dariusz Gajewski, Michał Godzic
casting by Marta Kownacka, Tusse Lande
director of photography Monika Lenczewska
music by Candelaria Saenz Valiente, Marcin Masecki
production design by Joanna Macha
costume design by Beata Nyczaj, Lotta Petersson
make-up by Olga Nejbauer
sound by Sebastian Witkowski, Mateusz Adamczyk
edited by Grażyna Gradoń PSM
cast Agnieszka Grochowska, Bartłomiej Topa, Barbara Kubiak, Ewa Fröling, Tanja Lorentzon, Gerhard Hoberstorfer, Jan Englert, Magdalena Boczarska
produced by TAKFILM
producers Kuba Kosma, Dariusz Gajewski
co-produced by TVN, Agora, East of the West Cinema AB (Sztokholm), LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek i Wspólnicy
co-producers Robert Kijak, Anna Waśniewska-Gill, Katarzyna Krosny
production manager Maria Krauss
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Next Film