Sometimes Life Is Bearable

Director: Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska

written & directed by Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska director of photography Witold Jabłonowski edited by Tadeusz Talar sound by Grzegorz Stańczuk, Hubert Matys, Tomasz Koźbielski production managers Mariusz Nawrocki, Grażyna Polańska produced by TVN producers Agata Moszczyńska, Dominika Kawiak
colour, 74′
Poland 2009


The picture shows us the face of Wisława Szymborska known only to the nearest and dearest. The film is mostly a record of her journeys, casual memories, thoughts but also interviews with friends and those who are particularly appreciated by Wisława Szymborska. All of them, including Vaclav Havel, Umberto Eco, Woody Allen, or Jane Goodall – the famous researcher of apes, they express their admiration when talking about the poetess.


Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska
Born in 1964. Radio and tv journalist. Publicist.