Wajda School Retrospective

The Love Equation of Henry Fast

Agnieszka Elbanowska
Screening time  
01.03. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 3  
Henryk, a retired professor of mathematics is ready to sacrifice everything in order to find reciprocated love.

The film shows a lonely life of a retired professor of mathematics. Henryk is a hopeless romantic, a hostage of love, Don Juan ready to sacrifice everything, which he has done more than once, in order to find reciprocated love. When, towards the end of the film, the protagonist’s daughter asks him, ‘So what are you going to do now?,’ he says, ‘I would like to find a woman, but if it was that simple, there would not be so many unhappy, lonely people’.

General sponsor

Niewiadoma Henryka Fasta

2013, 41', video

Directed by:
Agnieszka Elbanowska

Screenplay by:
Agnieszka Elbanowska

Pawel Nadolny

Edited by:
Agnieszka Elbanowska, Maryla Torbus

Adam Slesicki, Alicja Kizińska

Produced by:
Wajda Studio

Festivals & Awards:

Młodzi i Flim Film Festival 2013 – Jantar 2013 for Best Short Documentary; Krakow Film Festival 2013 – Special Award of The President of Polish Filmmakers Association; DOK Leipzig 2013; Plus Camerimage 2013