Synopsis : Spanning 45 years, the film focuses on Anieli, a husband and father in a small town in Poland, who starts to experience gender dysphoria.
Festival History : "La Biennale Di Venezia, 2023 São Paulo International Film Festival, 2023 Busan International Film Festival, 2023"
Awards : Nomination - Golden Lion (Best Film), La Biennale 2023 Nomination - Queer Lion, La Biennale 2023
Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
Screenplay : Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
DOP : Michał Englert
Editor : Jarosław Kamiński
Cast : Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Joanna Kulig, Bogumila Bajor, Mateusz Wieclawek
After her two well-received short films, her first feature-length film, Happy Man (2000), was nominated for the European Film Award in the European Discovery category and won the Special Artistic Achievement Award at Thessaloniki.
Warsaw-born cinematographer, screenwriter and producer Michał Englert is a graduate of the Cinematography Department at the National Film and Theatre School in Lodz, which is where he met Małgorzata Szumowska. Their documentary short ‘Silence’ (1997) won him an award for best cinematography at a film festival in Mexico.