Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski
Poland, Romania, Germany | 115 min | 2022 | Drama | Polish

Marlena (62) and Tomasz (42), hidden away from the world in a small seaside town, have been in a happy relationship for many years. Their intricately woven everyday life slowly begins to crumble when, against Tomasz’s will, Marlena allows her son to move in with them. As the past comes back to them in full force they will have to redefine their love, choices and life.


Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
Screenplay: Tomasz Wasilewski
Cinematography: Oleg Mutu
Editing: Beata Walentowska
Production Design: Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński
Sound Design: Maciej Pawłowski, Ilja Koster

Cast: Dorota Kolak, Łukasz Simlat, Tomasz Tyndyk

Production Company: Extreme Emotions (Ewa Puszczyńska)
Co-production Companies: Micro Film, Achtung Panda

  • Tomasz Wasilewski
    Tomasz Wasilewski

Festivals & Awards

  • Karlovy Vary IFF – Proxima Competition
  • New Horizons 2022 – Gala Screening
  • Gdynia Film Festival 2022 – Main Competition
  • European Film Festival Palić – Parallels & Encounters (CRITICS JURY SPECIAL MENTION)
  • Gdynia Film Festival – Competition
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • Denver Film Festival
  • Istanbul Film Festival

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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