Mother Teresa of Cats

Release date: 17-09-2010
Director: Paweł Sala

written and directed by Paweł Sala director of photography Mikołaj Łebkowski music by Marcin Krzyżanowski production design by Kasia Jarnuszkiewicz costume design by Monika Jagodzińska edited by Agnieszka Glińska (Polish Association of Film Editors, PSM) sound by Wacław Pilkowski production manager Maja Zupok

cast Ewa Skibińska (Teresa), Mariusz Bonaszewski (Hubert), Mateusz Kościukiewicz (Artur), Filip Garbacz (Marcin)

produced by Zespół Filmowy “Rozwój”, ul. Wolumen 14 a/12, 01-912 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 865 41 52, fax +48 22 865 41 53 co-produced by Delord executive production by Delord, ul. Niedźwiedzia 4 C, 02-737 Warsaw, tel./fax +48 22 847 20 50, e-mail:, producer Sławomir Rogowski executive producer Adam Sokołowski tel. +48 602 317 955, e-mail: co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distributed by Syrena Films
colour, 90′
Poland 2009


The plot is based on a true story about the murder of a mother by her two sons. The vile act is a pretext to consider the condition of the Polish family. The family presented in the film is not pathological, but somewhere along the way it loses its ability to live normally.


Paweł Sala
A dramatist, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Author of such dramas as Gang Królowej Śniegu, Mortal Kombajn, Ifigenia – moja siostra. He directed his own play Od dziś będziemy dobrzy for the Television Theatre. Co-founder of the G8 group of dramatists. He was twice a finalist at the Polish edition of the Hartley-Merrill script competition. An author of several documentary films including Statyści, produced on the film set of The Pianist (Pianista) by Roman Polański.  Mother Teresa of Cats is his feature debut.


Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza