My New Life

Director: Barbara Białowąs

written & directed by Barbara Białowąs director of photography Bartosz Piotrowski production design by Jan Wierzejski costume design by Emilia Skowrońska edited by Dawid Skrzypek sound by Maja Prochowicz-Ratyńska production manager Agata Szymańska

cast Roma Gąsiorowska (Alina), Michał Sitarski (Piotr), Dorota Pomykała (Grażyna), Wojciech Wysocki (Adam), Maciej Damięcki (Stefan), Magdalena Kuta (Anna), Grzegorz Palkowski (Maurycy), Mariusz Zaniewski (nice gentleman)

produced by Association of Polish Filmmakers – Studio im. Andrzeja Munka, Puławska 61, 02-595 Warsaw, phone +48 22 845 51 71, e-mail o.kujawska@sporg.pl www.sporg.pl; TVP Kultura co-producer & executive producer Film Studio TPS Adam Sokołowski co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
colour, 30′
Poland 2009

 

The engagement ceremony of Piotr and Alina becomes an occasion for a tragicomic clash between two generations: the present-day 30-year-olds and their parents, who are still reliving the era of communist Poland. Alina and Piotr have to decide what really matters in their lives and what their “new path” shall look like.

 

Award:

  • 34th Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2009 – Mentioning in Young Cinema Competition