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33 Scenes from Life

33 sceny z życia · dir. Małgorzata Szumowska
Poland, Germany 2008, 95’


Based on autobiographical events, it is a film about change in life, which is brought by the death of parents and the death of feelings between partners. Julia is a successful photographer in her thirties. She lives in a wealthy intelligentsia family. Her husband Piotr is an appreciated composer, mother Basia is a recognized author of criminals, and her father Jurek is a filmmaker. Suddenly, their happy living comes to an end. Doctors diagnose Julia’s mother with stomach cancer. The disease changes the life of the whole family. There comes a time of revision of all life’s attitudes.

Director:Małgorzata Szumowska
Screenplay:Małgorzata Szumowska
Music:Paweł Mykietyn
Cinematography:Michał Englert
Editing:Jacek Drosio
Cast:Julia Jentsch, Peter Gantzler, Maciej Stuhr, Małgorzata Hajewska, Andrzej Hudziak, Iza Kuna, Rafał Maćkowiak
Awards:Nagroda Specjalna Jury / Special Jury Awards (IFF Locarno 2008); Najlepsza reżyseria / Best Director, Najlepsze Zdjęcia / Best Cinematography, Najlepsza Muzyka / Best Music, Najlepsza Drugoplanowa Rola Kobieca / Best Supporting Actress, Nagroda Dziennikarzy / Press Awards (Gdynia FPFF 2008), Paszport „Polityki” dla Małgorzaty Szumowskiej / „Polityka” Passport Award for Małgorzata Szumowska; Najlepszy Film / Best Film, Najlepsza Muzyka / Best Music, Najlepszy Montaż / Best Editor, Nagroda Publiczności / Audience Award (Polskie Nagrody Filmowe / Polish Film Awards Orły 2009)