How To Live?

Release date: 18-07-2008
Director: Szymon Jakubowski

written and directed by Szymon Jakubowski director of photography Paweł Dyllus production design by Justyna Krzepkowska costume design by Aleksandra Staszko edited by Wojtek Słota sound by Krzysztof Stasiak production manager Magda Jakubowska

cast Krzysztof Ogłoza (Kuba), Anna Cieślak (Ewa), Eryk Lubos (Marcin), Andrzej Grabowski (Thug), Krzysztof Globisz (uncle Zbyszek), Mieczysław Grąbka (uncle Józek), Andrzej Franczyk (uncle Tomek) produced by Centrala, tel. +48 42 661 16 16, mobile +48 697 99 16 39; e-mail; co-produced by Vision Film, Rydygiera 7, 07-793 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 839 60 09, e-mail producer Agnieszka Janowska co-producer Włodzimierz Otulak co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distributed by Vision Film world sales open

35 mm, 1:1.85, colour, Dolby Stereo, 92′
Poland 2008


Kuba is sent to prison for vandalizing a hospital. Nine months earlier, he found out he was going to be a father. He decided to prepare himself for the role of father and husband. He asked his three uncles for advice on how to change. As it turns out, using a ready-made formula and simply entering the new data just isn’t enough.


Szymon Jakubowski
Born in 1978. Graduate of the Radio and Television Department at the University of Silesia in Katowice. How to live? is his feature debut.


Translated by Karolina Kołtun