Silent Love

Filmstill Silent Love

Silent Love

Silent Love
Marek Kozakiewicz
Panorama Middle and Eastern Europe
Documentary Film
Germany,
Poland
2022
72 minutes
Polish
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

The rules in rural Poland are clear: Every man must have a woman; every dancer must have a female dancer. The pubescent Miłosz feels safe here, especially after his mother’s death. His sister Agnieszka, who is in a long-distance relationship with her friend Majka, does everything to obtain custody of her little brother. Gradually, a new family model is revealed, documented by Marek Kozakiewicz as an attempt that is as restrained as it is determined.

The windmills behind the houses rotate steadily, standing in place, signalling stability. But the lives of Miłosz and his 35-year-old sister are in turmoil. They are facing a red-tape marathon to make Agnieska his legal guardian: Both have been orphans for a few months. Director Marek Kozakiewicz depicts the establishment of a new family no one expects much applause for in conservative Poland. Because for Agnieszka and her partner, who is ten years older, the determination to try living together manifests tentatively. Without kisses, without celebrations, the decision almost casually becomes reality – the women are exploring the boundary between platonic tenderness and enforced secrecy. And Miłosz, too, seems to realise only slowly what the relationship between Majka and Agnieszka really is.

Carolin Weidner

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19.10.
#371
Regina Palast 1
Ice Merchants + Silent Love
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.
19.10.2022
Regina Palast 1
#371
Ice Merchants + Silent Love
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.
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21.10.
Polnisches Institut
Ice Merchants + Silent Love

Free entry

no ticket purchase necessary
21.10.2022
Polnisches Institut
Ice Merchants + Silent Love

Free entry

no ticket purchase necessary
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22.10.
#652
Passage Kinos Astoria
Ice Merchants + Silent Love
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
22.10.2022
Passage Kinos Astoria
#652
Ice Merchants + Silent Love
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Marek Kozakiewicz
Agnieszka Skalska
Alexandre Tondowski
Ira Tondowski
Thomas Beyer
Catherine Le Goff
Marek Kozakiewicz
Anna Garncarczyk
Agata Cierniak
Bartosz Bludau
Marek Kozakiewicz
Marek Kozakiewicz

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Winner of MDR Film Prize