Aria Diva

Director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska

directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska written by Robert Bolesto, Agnieszka Smoczyńska based upon the story by Olga Tokarczuk director of photography Przemysław Kamiński production design by Aneta Suskiewicz-Majka costume design by Katarzyna Lewińska, Marta Ostrowicz, Mariusz Przybylski sound by Tomasz Wieczorek, Michał Robaczewski edited by Wojciech Jagiełło production manager Anna Wydra

cast Katarzyna Figura (Joanna), Gabriela Muskała (Basia), Sławomir Grzymkowski (Basia’s husband), Alan Kozłowski and Olivier Kozłowski (Basia’s sons)

produced by Munk Studio; 7 Krakowskie Przedmieście; 00-068 Warsaw, phone +48 22 556 54 70, e-mail a.kot@sfp.org.pl co-produced & executive produced by Wajda School & Studio, Chełmska 21, bld. 24, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 10 56, e-mail info@wajdaschool.pl; TVP Kultura executive producer Katarzyna Ślesicka co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distributed by Wajda School & Studio world sales Association of Polish Filmmakers; Wajda School & Studio

HD, 16:9, colour, 30′
Poland 2007

Basia lives a happy life; together with her loving husband, she is raising their two sons. One day, an opera diva moves into the flat above them. The women strike up a friendship which is transformed into a surprising affection…

 

Awards (selected):

  • 12th Ismailia IF for Documentary & Short films (Egypt) 2008 – Best Short Film Award
  • 8th Era New Horizons IFF (Wrocław, Poland) 2008 – Best Short Film Award
  • New York Polish Film Festival 2008 – Best Short Film Award
  • 48th Kraków IFF, 2008 – Silver Competition – International Competition; Silver Lajkonik – National Competition