Poland, 1990. The winds of change are blowing in Poland. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it’s time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires. Agata is a young mother, trapped in an unhappy marriage, who seeks refuge in another, impossible relationship. Renata is an older teacher fascinated with her neighbor Marzena - a lonely former local beauty queen, whose husband works in Germany. Marzena’s sister Iza is a headmistress in love with the father of one of her students.
- Silver Bear for Best Script - Berlinale Competition
- Best Director, Best Actress (Dorota Kolak) - Valletta FF
- Special Mention - FF Palić
- Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Dorota Kolak, Lukasz Simlat), Best Editing, Best Costumes - Gdynia FF
- Julia Kijowska
- Magdalena Cielecka
- Dorota Kolak
- Marta Nieradkiewicz
- Łukasz Simlat
- Tomasz Wasilewski
- Oleg Mutu
- Beata Walentowska
- NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
Wasilewski's Berlin debut combines stylistic rigor, serious intent and a fine ensemble cast.
The confident work of a fast-maturing young filmmaker with a strong voice and a sharp visual sense.
Austere and melancholic, but also marked by dry minimalist humour.
2609. This number is in both of my movies. I plan to use in all of them. This would be my secret signature.
Tomasz Wasilewski (1980, Poland) is a Polish director and scriptwriter who graduated from the National Film School in Lodz in 2006. He worked as an assistant director with Malgorzata Szumowska on 33 SCENES FROM LIFE (2008) and has also worked with leading Polish theatre directors. Wasilewski has cooperated on international co-productions with Zentropa International Poland and he is a scriptwriter on TV series for National Polish Television. His works include the short film FLAMELESS (2001), the short documentary ONE MAN SHOW (2008) and the internationally awarded films IN A BEDROOM (2012) and FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS (2013). His latest feature, UNITED STATES OF LOVE, won the Silver Bear for Best Script at the 2016 Berlinale Competition.