Mothers and Daughters

Three Conversations of Life

Julia Staniszewska
A series of conversations between a mother and a daughter.

The film is a double portrait with children in the background. The grandmother and the mother differ in their moral assessment of in vitro fertilisation, which is important inasmuch as two grandsons were born thanks to this method. The convictions of one of them cannot be reconciled with the decisions of the other. The toughening of the older woman’s position, in particular, locks them both in an ideological clinch. But the difficult conversation about the possibilities of reuniting love, faith and ideology is still going on.


Julia Staniszewska

Julia Staniszewska is visual artist and director, graduate of the multimedia department at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her work has been shown at many exhibitions in Europe, such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, PROGR in Bern as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. Three Conversations on Life is her film debut.

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2016, 25'

Directed by:
Julia Staniszewska

Screenplay by:
Julia Staniszewska

Kacper Lisowski, Adam Palenta, Tomasz Wolski

Edited by:
Adriana F. Castellanos


Ewa Jastrzębska

Produced by:
Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association

Festivals & Awards:

Warsaw Film Festival 2016; Krakow Film Festival 2016; International Film Festival Watch Docs 2016; T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2016; DOK Leipzig 2016; MiradasDoc 2017