BITTER LOVE

POLISH TITLE: GORZKA MIŁOŚĆ

A cruise along the Volga river may be an opportunity to heal one’s broken heart, experience a romance or repair a failing relationship. A group of Russian men and women, primarily in an advanced age, are taking a rest from daily hardships, enjoying the attractions of the trip and flirting profusely. The film presents a gallery of common and uncommon characters, often with painful experiences, who never cease to hope. With tenderness, the camera captures their big and small dramas rooting for their efforts to find true love.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Sweden, Finland, Poland
RUNNING TIME:
86'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Jerzy Śladkowski
SCRIPT:
Jerzy Śladkowski
DOP:
Wojciech Staroń
EDITOR:
Jakub Śladkowski
MUSIC:
Timo Hietala
SOUND:
Shamil Ismailov
PRODUCTION:
Ragusa FIlm, Ginestra Film

Jerzy Śladkowski »

Outstanding documentary films director. Author of a.o. Vodka Factory, Two Rembrandts in the Garden, My American Family and Tango, gräl och ledbesvär. Tutor at International Academy of Documentary Arts. Born in Radom, from 1982 lives in Sweden. Graduate of  the Department of Clasical Filology at the University of Toruń and Department of Journalism at the University  of Warsaw He collaborates with a number of television channels, including TVP, ZDF and ARTE. Śladkowski has produced and directed over 40 films, mostly documentaries. His picture Swedish Tango won the IDA Award and his documentary Vendetta received Prix Arte for the best European documentary. 

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