"CLOSE TIES" AWARDED IN VILNIUS
On April 6, the awards at the International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" in Vilnius were given. In the short film competition, the title "The Best Film" went to "Close Ties," directed by Zofia Kowalewska.
22 films, mainly productions from Eastern and Central Europe, were invited to the short film competition at the Vilnius Film Festival. The jury, consisting of Hadas Ben Aroya, director from Israel, Sofia Exarchou, director and scriptwriter from Greece, and Tiffany Hsiung, director from Canada, gave The Best Film award in the short film competition to the film "Close Ties" by Zofia Kowalewska.
"Close Ties" tells the story of the forty-fifth wedding anniversary. Barbara and Zdzisław could have been proud of themselves had it not been for the fact that the husband had abandoned his wife for his mistress for eight years. However, now they spend their old age together - though, as Barbara claims, if it was not for his aching legs, Zdzisław would still "kick about in Krakow." In spite of the former injuries, everyday problems with the accounting, the busy bathroom and moving the furniture, they are connected by a bond which is hard to define.
The full list of award-winners is available on the website of the festival.