LOVERS

POLISH TITLE: KOCHANKOWIE

REPRESENTED BY KFF

'For him I'm a woman, not a wheel chair', says one of the characters featuring in Rafał Skalski's documentary when describing the relations between her, a woman with mobility problems, and her partner. The film is a story of love, attachment and a life together with a disabled person, which is not much different from the life of healthy couples. They have the same dreams, needs and desires. They plan their future together, furnish a new flat, go dancing and travel. They are not ashamed of talking about their intimacy and discussing their sexual activity in a remarkably open way. Like every relationship, they also encounter problems that are not always caused by disability.

FILM REPRESENTED BY THE KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION 

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Polska
RUNNING TIME:
51'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Rafał Skalski
SCRIPT:
Rafał Skalski
DOP:
Jakub Giza, Maciej Kaliński
EDITOR:
Marek Skrzecz
MUSIC:
Michał Marecki
PRODUCTION:
HBO CENTRAL EUROPE

Rafał Skalski »

Director, screenwriter. Born in 1985 in Warsaw, Rafał is currently finishing his studiem at the Film Directing Department of the Lodz Film School. Before film school he was directing short independent movies. His documentary debut, 52 percent, which was a part of the secondo edition of the Russia – Poland. New Gaze project received many awards including the Grand Prix of the Krakow Film Festival National Competition and the main awards of the best short film in Pamplona, Estoril, Sankt Petersburg and Budapest.