Waves. Day Return

Release date: 20-01-2007
Director: Maciej Pisarek

directed by Maciej Pisarek written by Alison Ripley, Maciej Pisarek director of photography Edward Kłosiński music by Michał Lorenc production design by Agnieszka Kaczyńska costume design by Agnieszka Kaczyńska edited by Jarosław Barzan sound by Wojciech Chudziński, Michał Dominowski, Andrzej Kowal production manager Wiesław Łysakowski cast Natalia Rosińska (Ada), Anna Samusionek (Ewa), Krystyna Rutkowska (Skwarka), Krzysztof Stroiński (Paweł), Olga Miłaszewska (waitress), Halina Winiarska (Tarnowska), Agata Buzek (girl), Wojciech Mecwaldowski (boy) produced by Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa producer Wiesław Łysakowski
colour, 25′
Poland 2005


Poland, 1983. we see the story through the eyes of 6-year-old Ada, who instinctively protests against her mother’s dating “Uncle Paul”. She insist on keeping her mother’s company on her trip to Gdańsk. Ada’s father, Eve’s husband, is abroad, in the States. Ada misses him and she is unaware that mom’s meeting Paul is in reality a good-bye talk of old lovers. For Eve has decided to join her husband, and to leave martial law Poland, where “it’s impossible to live”. So to each of the three characters that day in Gdańsk means something else.


Maciej Pisarek
Born in 1966. A graduate of Film Directing department of the National Film School in Łódź and of the Northern School of Film and Television in Leeds. Director and screenwriter.