written and directed by Feliks Falk director of photography Piotr Śliskowski PSC music by Bartłomiej Gliniak production design by Anna Wunderlich costume design by Magdalena Biedrzycka make-up by Iwona Blicharz sound by Maria Chilarecka-Barczyńska, Aleksander Musiałowski edited by Krzysztof Szpetmański PSM production managers Paweł Gabryś, Dagmara Bończyk
cast Urszula Grabowska (Joanna), Sara Knothe (Róża), Stanisława Celińska (Kamińska), kinga Preis (Staszka), Halina Łabonarska (Joanna's mother), Monika Kwiatkowska (Marta), Joachim Paul Assboeck (major), Joanna Gryga (Róża's mother), Arkadiusz Brykalski (blackmailer), Remigiusz Jankowski (interpreter), Ewa Worytkiewicz (woman in church), Mieczysław Grąbka (post office manager), Izabela Kuna (Ewa), Leszek Piskorz (Joanna's mother), Grażyna Marzec (nun)
produced by Akson Studio, ul. Stępińska 22/30, 00-739 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 840 68 34, +48 22 84177 82, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.akson-studio.pl co-produced by Narodowe Centrum Kultury producer Michał Kwieciński executive producer Katarzyna Fukacz-Cebula co-financed by Polish Film Institute distributed by ITI Cinema, ul. Wiertnicza 166, 02-952 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 453 32 00, http://vuemovie.pl/
35 mm, 1:1.85, colour, Dolby Digital, 105'
The Second World War under Nazi rule. A young woman whose husband has gone missing during the war is taking care of a small Jewish girl. Having the girl in her flat is a source of constant fear for Joanna. Soon someone informs the authorities on her. During the inspection, she catches the eye of a German officer who discovers her secret.
35th Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2010 - Awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Make-up
Born in 1941. Film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, painter, graphic designer. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Łódź Film School. One of the founders of the Cinema of Moral Concern movement. Winner of multiple awards at various film festivals. Member of the European Film Academy.
Filmography (as director; selected works):
1975: At the Height of Summer (W środku lata); 1977: Top Dog (Wodzirej); 1979: Chance (Szansa); 1981: Był jazz (And All That Jazz); 1984: The Idol (Idol); 1986: Hero of the Year (Bohater roku); 1989: Capital, or How to Make Money in Poland (Kapitał, czyli jak zrobić pieniądze w Polsce); 1991: Game Is Over (Koniec gry); 1994: Summer of Love (Lato miłości); 1995: Far from the Other (Daleko od siebie); 2005: The Collector (Komornik); 2009: Case Unknown (Enen); 2010: Joanna