Scene from the film Close ties
Scene from the film Close ties
Scene from the film Close ties
Scene from the film Close ties
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Close ties

  • Poland
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Forty five years of marriage is an impressive anniversary. Barbara and Zdzisław could be proud of themselves if not for the fact that the husband left the wife for his lover eight years ago. But now they are together again, although Barbara claims that if it were not for his infirm legs, Zdzisław would still be chasing skirts around Kraków. Despite the past resentment, everyday problems with paying bills, an occupied bathroom and rearranging furniture, they have a hard to define bond.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Zofia Kowalewska
  • Cast
    Barbara i Zdzisław Torhan
  • Cinematography
    Weronika Bilska
  • Editing
    Jerzy Zawadzki
  • Sound
    Krzysztof Ridan
  • Runtime
    18 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Sundance Film Festival 2017, USA, 2017
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2016
    • IDFA, The Netherlands, 2016
    • 58th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2018
    • ZagrebDOX, Croatia, 2017
    • Hot Docs, Canada, 2017
    • 32nd Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2016
  • Awards
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany - Golden Dove
    • IDFA, The Netherlands - Special Jury Award for Student Documentary
    • ZagrebDOX, Croatia - Special Mention
    • 56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland - Silver Dragon for Best Documentary Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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