“Close Ties”, 2017, Poland,’19

Director: Zofia Kowalewska

Cinematography: Weronika Bilska

Editor: Jerzy Zawadzki

Music: Krzysztof Ridan, Barbara Torhan

Production: Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association

Coproduction: Katarzyna Zariczny Produkcja Filmowa


Barbara and Zdzislaw are soon to celebrate their forty-fifth anniversary. It would have been quite the occasion if not for the fact that Zdzisław spent eight of those years living with another woman. Now he’s back with his wife, although she claims that if it were not for her husband’s infirm legs, he would still be chasing skirts around Cracow. In spite of everyday bickering, somewhat inexplicably, their relationship preservers.


Born in 1995 in Cracow, Poland. Currently a Film Directing student at Lodz Film School. Participant of the documentary course at Wajda School. She started to work on her documentary film “Close Ties” in her last year of secondary school. Director of several student short films, including documentary study “My luv” (2015) and short fiction films: “Mikki” (2015) and “Don’t call me mom” (2016).