24th Athens International Film Festival

United States of Love

28/9/2016, 20:00, Ideal

Four women, strangers to each other, come face-to-face with repressed erotic desires and decolorized dreams, against the backdrop of a Poland watching as the Eastern bloc crumbles to the ground. With its Kieslowski-esque, underlying emotional intensity, the best female film of the year was directed by a man, the fastest-rising filmmaker in contemporary Polish cinema. Silver Bear for Best Script at the Berlin Film Festival.

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Filmmaker in attendance

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
Screenwriter: Tomasz Wasilewski
DoP: Oleg Mutu
Editor: Beata Walentowska
Principal Cast: Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Andrzej Chyra, Lukasz Simla, Tomek Tyndyk

Poland, Sweden | 2016 | Color | DCP | 106' | Polish


      Spotlight on Tomasz Wasilewski

      Spotlight on Tomasz Wasilewski

      In a Bedroom

      In a Bedroom

      An introverted woman in her forties places an online ad as an escort for wealthy gentlemen, whom she drugs during their date. She then spends the night in their apartments, relishing their "hospitality". When her plan goes awry with one of her victims, a peculiar relationship is born. Sex, lies and loneliness in the minimalistic and atmospheric debut, which introduced the directorial talent of Tomasz Wasilewski.

      Floating Skyscrapers

      Floating Skyscrapers

      Kuba, a professional swimmer, splits his time between practice and his beautiful partner. However, his daily routine is rudely interrupted when an attractive young man invades his life and awakens uncontrollable sexual desires. The first Polish gay film belongs to Wasilewski's brave directorial voice and his decision to defy his country's cinematic taboos in order to tell a courageous love story.