Original title: Zjednoczone stany milosci
Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski
NEW YORK PREMIERE
In person: actress Julia Kijowska
It is 1990, the first euphoric year of freedom in Poland, and four seemingly happy women decide it’s time to change their lives and fulfill their desires: a young mother trapped in an unhappy marriage who seeks refuge in another, impossible relationship; an older teacher fascinated with her neighbor; an aerobics instructor who herself is dreaming of a career in modelling; and a headmistress in love with the father of one of her students. This compassionate portrayal of unrequited love was rightfully awarded Best Script at this year’s Berlinale. A bonus: Its distinctive Romanian visual touch is courtesy of the Romanian New Wave cinematographer Oleg Mutu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu).
Presented in the framework of the Creative Freedom through Cinema program.
Poland/Sweden, 2016, 105m
Screenplay: Tomasz Wasilewski
Cinematography: Oleg Mutu
Cast: Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak
Producers: Piotr Kobus, Agnieszka Drewno
Production: Mañana, Telewizja Polska,CommonGround Pictures, Film Vast
Festivals: Berlin 2016 Competition – Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, Istanbul 2016 Awards
Polish with English subtitles