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LESSONS OF LOVE

Malgorzata Goliszewska & Kasia Mateja
PL 2019    52' 75'
⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

Free-spirited Jola, after escaping from a marital nightmare is letting loose with her friends and finds herself thrust into a new romance at a latino dancing class. The drama evolves when the conservative powers of her generation try to justify her abusive husband. A highly cinematic and joyful journey into a woman’s battle to reinvent herself in her best age of life, when you are 69.

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Directors

Malgorzata Goliszewska & Kasia Mateja

Producers

Anna Stylińska, Izabela Łopuch

Co-Producers

Mateusz Wajda, Anna Bławut

Executive Producer

Hanka Kastelicova

Production Company

Widok Films

Cinematography

Kasia Mateja, Mateusz Czuchnowski, Tymon Tykwiński

Writers

Malgorzata Goliszewska, Anna Stylińska

Editor

Alan Zejer

Music

Marcin Lenarczyk

Sound

Anna Rok, Jarosław Sadowski

Awards

Best Directors

Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2020

Zwierciadło Magazine Award

Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2020

Lower Silesia Grand Prix

Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2020

Golden Kapok Award for Best Feature Documentary

GZDOC 2020

Silver Nanook Award for Original Artistic Solution

IDFF Flahertiana 2020

Festivals

IDFA 2019

One World Prague 2020

Hot Docs 2020

DOK.fest München 2020

Sydney FF 2020

New Zealand IFF 2020

DOKer 2020

Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2020

Bergen IFF 2020

DOC NYC 2020 

Budapest IDF 2021

 

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Film Details

Runtimes 52' 75'
Spoken Languages Polish
Production Countries Poland

Biography

Kasia Mateja is a filmmaker and photographer, graduate of Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland from the faculty 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, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Mongolia. Her documentary SILENCE ON THE WAY TO THE REINDEER PEOPLE won awards at festivals in Brazil, Romania, Portugal and in Poland. She conducts film workshops for disadvantaged youth.

Malgorzata Goliszewska is a a documentary filmmaker with an artistic background. Malgorzata graduated from the DocPro course at Wajda School in 2012 and POLSKA. DOC. She received a master degree in Multimedia Art. She worked in the Department of Experimental 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 international film festivals. Her short TYPE OF BIRDS was shown at IDFA, Sheffield FFF, Cracow FF, DocAgainst, New Horizons FF and many others.

    

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