Body

Ciało, 2015, 90 min.

Body (2015)
YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

Awards

2016
European Film Awards – People’s Choice Award for Best European Film;
Polish Eagles (Orly):
Best Film

Best Director for Malgorzata Szumowska
Best Actor for Janusz Gajos
Best Actress for Maja Ostaszewska

2015
European Film Award
Best European Editor for Jacek Drosio

Lima Central and Eastern Europe Film Festival, Peru:
Main Prize

Best Actor for Janusz Gajos

Vilius Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”:
Best Actor for Janusz Gajos in Baltic Gaze Competition

PKO OFF Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema, Krakow
Polish Feature Film Competition:
Main Prize (Polskie Noble Filmowe)
Best Actor for Janusz Gajos
Best Actress for Justyna Suwala

Berlin International Film Festival 
 Silver Bear for Best Director

Production
Director Malgorzata Szumowska
Screenplay Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Engert
Cinematography Michal Engert
Art Direction Elwira Pluta
Producer(s) Jacek Drosio, Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Engert
Cast
Attorney Janusz Gajos
Anna Maja Ostaszewska
Olga, Attorney’s Daughter Justyna Suwala, Ewa Dalkowska, Adam Woronowicz, Tomasz Zietek, Malgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Ewa Kolasinska,  Roman Gancarczyk, Wladyslaw Kowalski
Story
Janusz is not a man to be easily shocked. As coroner he undertakes precise research, analyzing the crime scene in minute detail. Despite the extreme situations he comes up against, he works hard. Perhaps too hard. Yet when faced with his anorexic daughter Olga, still grieving for her dead mother, he feels helpless. Fearing that she might kill herself, he commits her to a clinic where Anna, a psychologist, carries out her duties. Years before, Anna lost her baby to cot-death and now sequesters herself and her big dog in a heavily barricaded flat and conjures up spirits who communicate with the living from beyond the grave …