United States of Love

Zjednoczone stany miłości, 2016, 104 min.

United States of Love (2016)
Awards

2016
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

Production
Director Tomasz Wasilewski
Screenplay Tomasz Wasilewski
Cinematography Oleg Mutu
Art Director Katarzyna Sobanska, Marcel Slawimski
Producers Piotr Kobus, Agnieszka Drewno
Cast
Agata Julia Kijowska
Iza Magdalena Cielecka
Renata Dorota Kolak
Marzena Marta Nieradkiewicz
Adam Tomasz Tyndyk
Karol Andrzej Chyra
Jacek Lukasz Simlat
Story

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.