Agnieszka Is Not Here

Director: Paweł Jóźwiak-Rodan

written & directed by Paweł Jóźwiak-Rodan director of photography Anna Rzepka, Paweł Jóźwiak-Rodan music by Jakub Sarwas sound by Bartłomiej Wieloszewski, Michał Dominowski edited by Agnieszka Kowalczyk artistic supervision Andrzej Fidyk production manager Maciej Domagalski producer Piotr Śliwiński co-producer Witold Będkowski produced by Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop co-produced by Telewizja Polska co-financed by Polish Film Institute

colour, 52′

Poland 2010


The director’s father has not been in touch with his daughter for 29 years; she left with her mother after the parents had split up. And nothing would have changed if Paweł had not wanted to meet his stepsister. Yet he decided to persuade his father to contact the daughter whom he loved and missed but did not want or was afraid to meet. ‘You want to make a film, not to meet her’, this is what the father says to his son. Is it true? The meeting that follows changes everything.


Paweł Jóźwiak-Rodan
A graduate of theology and cultural studies at the University of Łódź and directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television, University of Silesia. Author of films: Itaka (2005), Rozpad wartości (2006), Utopiec (2007), Operacja Jasnowidz (2008) and Mama, tata, bóg i szatan (2008).