Silent Love

Silent Love

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
Silent Love is a coming-of-age and a coming-out story. Aga, 35, is legally adopting her teenage brother, Milosz, after their mother’s death – a process that invites intense probing into her lifestyle. However, there’s something she can’t share in their conservative Polish village: her long-term relationship with her girlfriend Maja. Gradually, a new family model is revealed, documented by Marek Kozakiewicz as an attempt that is as restrained as it is determined. Without commentary or interviews, this subtle, award-winning debut film shows how the members of this “new” family engage with each other and the potentially hostile outside world in this small, conservative town where xenophobia and traditional male-female roles are manifested in word and deed. No matter the palpable tension, and the fact that we know the truth won’t land well, this brave film defends the strikingly affectionate reality it depicts.
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Direction: Marek Kozakiewicz
Script: Marek Kozakiewicz
Cinematography: Marek Kozakiewicz
Editing: Anna Garncarczy, Agata Cierniak
Sound: Marek Kozakiewicz, Mateusz Adamczyk
Music: Bartosz Bludau
Production: Koi Studio
Producers: Agnieszka Skalska
Co-production: Tondowski Films
Co-producers: Ira Tondowski
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Poland, Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 72'
Contact: Koi Studio
Awards/Distinctions: Best Eastern European Film – DOK Leipzig 2022, Best Polish Film, First Appearance Award – Docs Against Gravity 2022

Marek Kozakiewicz


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2022 Silent Love
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