Silent Love

The rules in rural Poland are clear: Every man must have a woman; every dancer must have a female dancer. The pubescent Miłosz feels safe here, especially after his mother’s death. His sister Agnieszka, who is in a long-distance relationship with her friend Majka, does everything to obtain custody of her little brother. The windmills behind the houses rotate steadily, standing in place, signalling stability. But the lives of Miłosz and his 35-year-old sister are in turmoil. They are facing a red-tape marathon to make Agnieska his legal guardian. Director Marek Kozakiewicz depicts the establishment of a new family no one expects much applause for in conservative Poland. (Carolin Weidner, DOK Leipzig)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Silent Love (2022, doc)
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2023: CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary
Competition Documentary 2023
Marek Kozakiewicz
Germany / Poland 2022
color
72 minutes
Polish
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Marek Kozakiewicz
Cinematography Marek Kozakiewicz
Editing Anna Garncarczy, Agata Cierniak
Sound/Sounddesign Marek Kozakiewicz
Music Bartosz Bludau
Producer(s) Agnieszka Skalska, Ira Tondowski, Alex Tondowski
Production
Koi Studio, Tondowski Films, Lekko Films, MDR
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Visions du Réel 2022
Content notes