LESSONS OF LOVE
POLAND 75 MIN, 2019
For decades, Jola did what was expected of her. As a mother of six and the wife of an abusive husband, she would put on her make-up and colourful clothes to pretend everything was fine. One day something breaks inside her and she finds the strength to leave her husband and start living life to the fullest. She hangs out with her girlfriends, dances in Café Smile, writes poems and songs. She sings about love — something she’s always dreamt of, yet never experienced. Unexpectedly, she meets Wojtek, who treats her like a queen. Will she be able to open up and embrace love for the first time? Especially, when she finds out that she has less time than she thought?
Filmmaker and photographer, graduate of Edin-burgh College of Art in Scotland from the fac-ulty of Film and TV. She’s worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, sound technician and producer. She made short documentaries and experimental films in Scotland, Irleand, Argen-tina, Bolivia, Peru, Mongolia . Her documentary «Silence on the way to the Reindeer People» won awards at the festivals in Brazil, Romania, Portu-gal and in Poland. She conducts film workshops for disadvantaged youth.
AA documentary filmmaker with an artistic back-ground. Malgorzata graduated from the DocPro course at Wajda School in 2012 and POLSKA. DOC. She received a master degree in Multime-dia Art. She worked in the Department of Exper-imental Film (Academy of Fine Arts in Szczecin). She works with different media: documentary film and contemporary art, often combining these two fields. She directed several short films, two of which were screened all over the world on inter-national film festivals. Her short «Type of Birds» was shown at IDFA, Sheffield FFF, Cracow FF, DocAgainst, New Horizons FF and many others.
- IDFA Amsterdam
- One World Prague
- Hot Docs Toronto
DOKer 2020 — Main Competition
The screening is supported by the Polish Cultural Center in Moscow