Scene from the film The Way It Is

The Way It Is

  • Poland
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The scene is an old apartment house in Warsaw where the author lives. Wiesio, former caretaker, lives in a makeshift place in the doorway next to the garbage disposal. He has a dog, Froggie, a girlfriend Ania, and an old friend, Mr. Szymanski, who is a retired hairdresser. Wiesio is on a disability pension and makes ends meet by digging the neighborhood disposals. The films shows one year in Wiesio's life. This is a story of loneliness, the longing for love, and time passing by in a world that disappears along with the protagonists.


  • Original Title
    Taka historia
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Paweł Łoziński
  • Cinematography
    Paweł Łoziński
  • Editing
    Dorota Wardęszkiewicz
  • Runtime
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana”, Russia
    • dokumentART - European Documentary Film Festival, Germany / Poland
    • Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival, Italy 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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