International Competition

Close Ties

Zofia Kowalewska
Screening time  
28.02. / Tuesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Thursday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
04.03. / Saturday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 5  
05.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
05.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 3  
05.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
05.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
Barbara and Zdzisław would be proud of their forty five anniversary if not for the fact that the husband left the wife for his lover eight years ago.

Forty-five years of marriage is an impressive anniversary. Barbara and Zdzisław could be proud of themselves if not for the fact that the husband left the wife for his lover eight years ago. But now they are together again, although Barbara claims that if it were not for his infirm legs, Zdzisław would still be chasing skirts around Kraków. Despite the past resentment, everyday problems with paying bills, an occupied bathroom and rearranging furniture, they have a hard to define bond.


Zofia Kowalewska

Zofia Kowalewska was born in Krakow in 1995. She is a graduate of International Baccalaureate Programme IB at the Stefan Batory No. 2 High School in Warsaw. Now, she is studying directing at the Łódź Film School. It was during her final year at high school that she began working on Close Ties. To date, she has made two films during her studies, Miśka, a feature étude and a documentary entitled Darling.

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2016, 18'

Directed by:
Zofia Kowalewska

Screenplay by:
Zofia Kowalewska

Weronika Bilska

Edited by:
Jerzy Zawadzki

Krzysztof Ridan, Julia Goreczky-Torhan

Ewa Jastrzebska

Produced by:
Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2016 – Special Jury Award for Student Documentary; DOK Leipzig 2016 – Golden Dove; Krakow Film Festival 2016 – Silver Dragon for Best Documentary Film, Silver Dragon for Best Director of Documentary Film; T-Mobile New Horizons IFF 2016 – 3rd Prize in Polish Film Competition; Warsaw Film Festival 2016; DocPoint Tallinn 2017; Festival dei Popoli 2016; Flickerfest's International Short Film Festival 2017; Sundance Film Festival 2017; DocPoint Helsinki 2017; MiradasDoc 2017