33 Sceny z zycia

33 Scenes from Life
Director
Małgorzata Szumowska
Country
Germany, Poland
Year
2008
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Małgorzata Szumowska
Cast
Julia Jentsch, Peter Gantzler, Maciej Stuhr, Malgorzata Hajewska, Andrzej Hudziak, Isa Kuna
Production
Pandora Filmproduktion, STI Studio Filmowe, ARTE

Storyline

Young Julia is happy and fulfilled, both personally and professionally: her career as a photographer is going from strength to strength, she is close to her sister, her successful artist parents – father is a filmmaker, mother a writer – and her loving husband who is a contemporary music composer. Love and mutual esteem bind this family together: spending long summer evenings under the stars, talking about each others’ work and future projects, in a warm and festive atmosphere. However, this idyllic period comes to an end when Julia’s mother learns she has cancer. This disease, the outcome of which remains in doubt for a long time, has a profoundly disturbing effect on them all, and Julia, whose career begins to suffer, sees those around her, those who used to protect her, collapse one after another.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival del Film Locarno 2008
International Competition, The Special Jury Prize, Youth Jury Second Prize
Festival Internacional de Cinema d'Autor de Barcelona (D'A) 2021
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