Time to Die

Release date: 19-10-2007
Director: Dorota Kędzierzawska

written & directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska director of photography Arthur Reinhart music by Włodek Pawlik production design by Albina Barańska, Arthur Reinhart costume design by Katarzyna Morawska edited by Dorota Kędzierzawska, Arthur Reinhart sound by Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak make-up by Natalia Król production manager Michał Bisaga

cast Danuta Szaflarska (Aniela), Krzysztof Globisz (Aniela’s Son), Patrycja Szewczyk (Aniela’s Granddaughter), Kamil Bitau (Dostojewski), Robert Tomaszewski (Intruder), Agnieszka Podsiadlik (Girl), Piotr Ziarkiewicz (Trumpeter), Małgorzata Rożniatowska (Doctor), Witold K. [Kaczanowski] (Notary), Wit Kaczanowski Jr. (Wituś), Joanna Szarkowska (Young Aniela), Weronika Karwowska (Neighbor), Kai Schoenhals (Neighbor), Dog Tokaj (Fila)

produced by Tandem Taren To Piotr Miklaszewski, Wojciech Maryański, Klarysewska 18, 02-924 Warsaw, phone +48 22 885 74 05; Kid Film Arthur Reinhart, Orzechowskiego 19, 04-824 Warsaw, phone +48 22 615 72 23, +48 501 751 201 co-produced by Telewizja Polska – Film Agency co-financed by the Polish Film Institute executive producers Piotr Miklaszewski, Wojciech Maryański (Tandem Taren To) producers Piotr Miklaszewski, Arthur Reinhart distributed by Best Film, Okopowa 78, 01-042 Warsaw, phone +48 22 887 14 80-81, fax +48 22 887 17 29, www.bestfilm.pl world sales Kid Film Arthur Reinhart, Orzechowskiego 19, 04-824 Warsaw, phone +48 22 615 72 23, +48 501 751 201
35 mm, 1:1, 85, black & white, Dolby SR, 104
Poalnd 2007

 

An old lady owns once beautiful villa which is now strongly devastated. After many years she managed to get rid of last lodger who was placed there by communist authorities. Now the lady is able to make her dreams come true by renovating the villa and restoring its former splendor. Yet her son doesn’t want to help her with renovation and he secretly plans to sell the villa. Aniela decides to take the matters into her hands…

 

Awards:

  • International Images Film Festival for Women, Zimbabwe (2009) – Award for Best Cinematography: Artur Reinhart
  • Trieste International Film Festival, Italy – Jury Special Mention; Audience Award (January 2008)
  • Wisconsin Film Festival, USA – Steep & Brew Audience Award for Best Narrative Film (April 2008)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival – Holter Award – Audience Award (May 2008)
  • New York Polish Film Festival – Special Award (May 2008)
  • Berdyansk International Film Festival – Grand Prix, Best Actress, Best Cinematography (2008)
  • Leeds International Film Festival – Audience Award (2008)
  • IFEMA, Malmo, Sweden – Grand Prix, Audience Award (2009)
  • Polish Film Festival, Gdynia, 2007 – Best Actress Award (Danuta Szaflarska); Award for Sound; the President of TVP S.A. Award (Danuta Szaflarska); Journalists’ Award (ex aequo with Preserve); Golden “Klakier”- Radio Gdańsk Award
  • Nationwide Festival of the Film Art “Prowincjonalia” in Września, 2008 – “Jańcio Wodnik” Award for Danuta Szaflarska 
  • Polish Eagle Award 2009 in category: Best Leading Actress (Danuta Szaflarska)
  • Festival of Film Directing, Świdnica – Jerzy Has Award (2008)
  • Tarnow Film Award – Grand Prix (2008)
  • Actress in a Leading Role – Golden Duck (2008)

 

Dorota Kędzierzawska
Born in 1957. Film director and screenwriter. Graduated from the National Film School in Łódź. Received many awards at Polish and international film festivals.


Filmography
1988: The End of the World (Koniec świata, tv); 1991: The Devils, the Devils (Diabły, diabły); 1994: The Crows (Wrony tv); 1998: Nothing (Nic); 2005: I Am (Jestem), 2007: Time to Die (Pora umierać)