United States of Love
Zjednoczone stany miłości, 2016, 104 min.
Gdynia Film Festival
Best Director for Tomasz Wasilewski;
Best Editing for Beata Walentynowska;
Best Costumes for Monika Kaleta;
Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Dorota Kolak;
Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Lukasz Simlat
Berlin International Film Festival
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
|Art Director||Katarzyna Sobanska, Marcel Slawimski|
|Producers||Piotr Kobus, Agnieszka Drewno|
It is the beginning of the 1990s and Polish society is trying to redefine itself after years of stagnation. Schools are being named ‘Solidarnosc’, the first West German spa visitors are bringing hard currency into the country, porn videos are doing the rounds. But private emotions remain untouched by these external changes: all the hopes and longings, caught between work, family and religion, desire and abstinence. Tomasz Wasilewski portrays four women in a small provincial town. Shot in desiderated colors and with a muted production design, this drama reflects upon the attempts to escape an anti-pleasure, body-hating environment.