Wiezi

By

Zofia Kowalewska

Duration

18 MIN

Language

Polish

Subtitles

French/english

Country

Poland

Year

2016

Popcorn, a soft drink, candy and a DOCUMENTARY FILM about GROWING OLD
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Synopsis

Forty-five years of marriage is an impressive anniversary. Barbara and Zdzislaw could be proud of themselves if not for the fact that the husband left the wife for his lover eight years ago. But now they are together again, although Barbara claims that if it were not for his infirm legs, Zdzislaw would still be chasing skirts around Krakow. Despite the past resentment, everyday problems with paying bills, an occupied bathroom and rearranging furniture, they have a hard to define bond.

Zofia kowalewska photo

Direction

Zofia Kowalewska

A third-year student of Film Direction at The Film School in Lodz, Poland. Director of Close Ties - a short documentary that has been shortlisted for the 2017 Academy® Awards. Up to date, the film has won 17 awards, including Golden Dove Award at DOK Leipzig 2016, Silver Dragon at Krakow Film Festival 2016 and IDFA Special Jury Award for Student Documentary. She is currently developing her next fiction short at The Lodz Film School as well as participates in Wajda School Documentary Film Program with her next documentary project.

Editing

Jerzy Zawadzki

Cinematographer

Weronika Bilska

Screenplay

Zofia Kowalewska

Original Title

Wiezi

English Title

Close Ties

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