A Heart-Broken Circus

Director: Marek Tomasz Pawłowski

written and directed by Marek Tomasz Pawłowski directors of photography Adam Bajerski, Rafał Wróblewski, Adam Zięcina sound by Jarosław Bajdowski, Adam Zięcina edited by Jan Mikołaj Mironowicz in co-operation with Łukasz Strent music by Anna Malarowska sound mixed by Jacek Hamela colour timing and special effects by Łukasz Strent
cast The “Bojaro” Circus troupe: Bogumiła Krześniak, Janusz Sejbuk, Anna Brandszteter, Grzegorz Brandszteter; Stanisław Łowicki, Tadeusz Troka, Grzegorz Wolny

producer Małgorzata Walczak produced by Zoyda Art Production / TVP co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distributed by Telewizja Polska, Aleksandra Biernacka
TVP 00-999 Warsaw, ul. Woronicza 17, Tel. +48 22 547 67 74, Aleksandra.Biernacka@tvp.pl

colour, 52′
Poland 2010

A story of the life and work of a small circus troupe, confronted with the old days of the circus in times of its greatest glory in the communist era. The film attempts to see how the working conditions of circus troupes have changed, in context of the social and political changes in Poland after 1989.



  • Hugo Television Awards, Chicago 2010 – Certificate of Merit