Maiden Vows

Release date: 08-10-2010
Director: Filip Bajon

written & directed by Filip Bajon director of photography Witold Stok music by Michał Lorenc production design by Anna Wunderlich costume design by Małgorzata Braszka edited by Krzysztof Szpetmański PSM sound by Krzysztof Stasiak production manager Leszek Pieszko

cast Anna Cieślak (Aniela), Marta Żmuda – Trzebiatowska (Klara), Edyta Olszowka (Mrs. Dobrojska), Borys Szyc (Albin), Maciej Stuhr (Gustaw), Robert Więckiewicz (Radost), Andrzej Grabowski, Jan Nowicki, Marian Opania, Lech Ordon

produced by Kalejdoskop Film Studio, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 17 79, e-mail domagalski@kalejdoskop.art.pl co-produced by Alvernia Studios, Kino Świat producer Zbigniew Domagalski co-producers Marek Gabryjelski, Anna Rożalska, Tomasz Karczewski, Marcin Piasecki co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distributed by Kino Świat, Belwederska 20/22, 00-762 Warsaw, phone +48 22 840 68 01-05 world sales Kalejdoskop Film Studio

35 mm, Colour, Dolby Digital, 96′

Poland 2010

 

The early 19th century comedic play by Aleksander Fredro, still popular in Polish theatres, brought to the big screen. Aniela and Klara’s parents are arranging their marriages. Aniela, daughter of Mrs. Dobrójska, is to wed Gustaw – carouser and nephew of Radost. The more independent Klara is supposed to marry Dobrójska’s neighbour, Albin. The girls decide to torment their suitors by showing complete indifference. They vow to never get married. But an intrigue thought up by the two enamoured young men brings everything to a happy end. The film also has some modern motifs that reveal the chemistry between the lead actors.

 

Filip Bajon

Born in 1947. Filmand theatre director, screenwriter, novelist. Graduated law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and directing at the Łódź Film School. Author of novels, short stories, and film scripts. Winner of numerous awards. Dean of the Directing Department at the Łódź Film School since 2008. 

 

Feature Filmography (selected works):

1977: Rekord świata; 1979: Aria for an Athlete (Aria dla atlety); 1980: Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 (Wizja lokalna 1901); 1981: Daimler-Benz Limousine (Limuzyna Daimler-Benz); Shilly-Shally (Wahadełko); 1986: The Magnate (Magnat); 1989: The Ball at the Koluszki Junction (Bal na dworcu w Koluszkach); 1993: Better to Be Pretty and Rich (Lepiej być piękną i bogatą); 1996: Poznań 56; 2001: The Spring to Come (Przedwiośnie); 2005: Petrol [in:] Solidarity, Solidarity (Benzyna [w:] Solidarność, Solidarność); 2006: The Foundation (Fundacja); 2010: Maiden Vows (Śluby Panieńskie).