Zjednoczone stany miłości

Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski
Poland | 2016 | 104 min | drama | Polish

Poland, 1990. The winds of change are blowing in Poland. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it’s time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires. Agata is a young mother, trapped in an unhappy marriage, who seeks refuge in another, impossible relationship. Renata is an older teacher fascinated with her neighbor Marzena – a lonely former local beauty queen, whose husband works in Germany. Marzena’s sister Iza is a headmistress in love with the father of one of her students.

Cast & Crew

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
Screenplay: Tomasz Wasilewski
Cinematography: Oleg Mutu RSC
Editing: Beata Walentowska
Cast: Julia Kijowska (Agata), Magdalena Cielecka (Iza), Dorota Kolak (Renata), Marta Nieradkiewicz (Marzena), Andrzej Chyra (Karol), Łukasz Simlat (Jacek), Tomek Tyndyk (Adam)
Producers: Piotr Kobus (Mañana), Agnieszka Drewno (Mañana)
Co-production companies: tvp s.a., CommonGround Pictures, Film Väst


  • Tomasz Wasilewski
    Tomasz Wasilewski

Berlinale – Silver Bear for Best Script
Brasilia Internacional Film Festival – Best Film
Festiwal Polskich Filmów “Wisła” – Jury Prize
Gdynia Film Festival – Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Costume Design
Oostende Film Festival – Best Production Design
Palic European Film Festival – Special Mention
Valetta International Film Festival – Best Director, Best Actress
Vilnius International Film Festival
Transilvania International Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Helsinki Love & Anarchy
Reykjavik International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Bogota International Film Festival
Haifa International Film Festival
Tbilisi International Film Festival
Kerala International Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival

press quotes

Strong voice and a sharp visual sense. (…)
Unflinching emotional rawness of the late Polish maestro Krzysztof Kieslowski.
The Hollywood Reporter

Strong female performances (…) and hugely distinctive visuals will make this intricately constructed puzzlebox drama strong bait for (…) distributors and festivals.  (…) Austere and melancholic, but also marked by dry minimalist humour.

Tomasz Wasilewski

Born 1980. Polish scriptwriter and director. Tomasz started his career with a low-budget feature film IN A BEDROOM, which world premiered in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2012 and travelled to numerous festivals picking up prizes in Mannheim-Heildelberg IFF, among others. His second feature film FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 (selected as one of Indiewire’s Top Films of the Festival). The film won the East of the West debut competition at Karlovy Vary iff in 2013, Best Director Award at Transylvania iff 2014, Audience Award at the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF in Wrocław, and Best New Directing Talent and Grand Prix of the Youth Jury at Gdynia Polish Film Festival. UNITED STATES OF LOVE was presented at Cinemart and Berlinale Coproduction Market in 2014.

2016 United States of Love, feature
2014 Floating Skyscrapers, feature
2012 In a Bedroom, feature