THE WAY IT IS

POLISH TITLE: TAKA HISTORIA

The scene is an old apartment house in Warsaw where the author lives. Wiesio, former caretaker, lives in a makeshift place in the doorway next to the garbage disposal. He has a dog, Froggie, a girlfriend Ania, and an old friend, Mr. Szymanski, who is a retired hairdresser. Wiesio is on a disability pension and makes ends meet by digging the neighborhood disposals. The films shows one year in Wiesio's life. This is a story of loneliness, the longing for love, and time passing by in a world that disappears along with the protagonists.

GENRE:
documentary
RUNNING TIME:
58'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Paweł Łoziński
DOP:
Paweł Łoziński
EDITOR:
Dorota Wardęszkiewicz
PRODUCTION:
Paweł Łoziński Produkcja Filmów, TVP 1 S.A.

Paweł Łoziński »

Polish director, cameraman and producer of documentaries born in 1965 in Warsaw.  Author of more than 20 award-winning documentaries. Graduate of the Directing Department at the Film School in Łódź. He worked as an assistant to Krzysztof Kieślowski on "Three Colors: White". He makes distinct and emotionally charged films about people of whom he draws intimate portraits. His films such as debut "Birthplace", "Sisters", "Chemo", "Father and Son" , "You Have No Idea How Much I Love You" and the latest "The Balcony Movie" are considered innovative as they venture into new thematic areas and explore uncharted spaces within the documentary film genre.