LESSONS OF LOVE
Poland 2019 – Director: Małgorzata Goliszewska, Kasia Mateja – Original language: Polish – Subtitles: English
Life is a stage: At least for Jola. No matter whether she is gossiping with friends on the beach in a bathing suit, meeting her children or floating across the dancefloor of Café Smile. She is the star, make-up and eccentric dresses fit perfectly. At 69, Jola leaves her violent husband and their shared home in Italy. She returns to Poland and now wants everything before it's too late: singing, dancing – and maybe even love? Observation and dreamlike staging combine to create a unique, touching portrait.
English/Original Title: LEKCJA MIŁOŚCI. Writer: Małgorzata Goliszewska, Anna Stylinska. Camera: Mateusz Czuchnowski, Katarzyna Mateja, Tymon Tykwinski. Sound: Anna Rok, Jarosław Sadowski. Editing: Alan Zejer. Production: Widok Films. Producer: Anna Stylinska. Length: 75 min. International Sales: Autlook Filmsales
Małgorzata Goliszewska has a degree in Multimedia Art from the Academy of Arts in Szczecin. Her work includes short films, videos, installations, performance, texts, sound and drawings. LESSONS OF LOVE is her first feature-length documentary film.
Katarzyna Mateja is a filmmaker and photographer. She has a degree from Edinburgh College of Art and works for film and television as a director, cinematographer, editor, sound technician and producer.