CLOSE TIES

POLISH TITLE: WIĘZI

REPRESENTED BY KFF

Forty five years of marriage is an impressive anniversary. Barbara and Zdzisław 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, Zdzisław would still be chasing skirts around Kraków. Despite the past resentment, everyday problems with paying bills, an occupied bathroom and rearranging furniture, they have a hard to define bond.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
18'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Zofia Kowalewska
SCRIPT:
Zofia Kowalewska
DOP:
Weronika Bilska
EDITOR:
Jerzy Zawadzki
SOUND:
Krzysztof Ridan
PRODUCTION:
Studio Munka

Zofia Kowalewska »

A third-year student of Film Direction at The Film School in Lodz, Poland. Director of "Close Ties" - 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. The film was also selected to play at Sundance Film Festival 2017. Other works by Zofia include short documentary and fiction studies, including "My luv", "Mikki" and "Don't call me mom". 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.
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