33 SCENES FROM LIFE
33 SCENES FROM LIFE


SYNOPSIS
In just one year, Julia loses everything that has made up her life. Her beloved husband leaves, her dog dies, then come the deaths of her mother and, shortly afterwards, her father. While one funeral follows another, Julia's professional career goes through a period of crisis. Her elder sister becomes involved with a priest, who leaves the church for her. It seems that the entire world has disintegrated. Still, in all of this, Julia manages to find a real life, a life that was formerly completely unknown to her. She learns to laugh at the strangest things, at sad things sometimes, and in the huge chaos of emotions she finds peace and strength. She also finds pain and the knowledge that one is not always happy, that it only happens sometimes, that there are no clear answers to all questions and that the world is not orderly and simple.

DIRECTORMalgoska Szumowska
YEAR2008
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSPrix special du Jury (Silver Leopard) Locarno 2008 Best polish film 2009
PRODUCERSRaimond Goebel (producer)
Teresa Dworzecka (co-producer)
Malgoska Szumowska (co-producer)
Mikael Olsen (associate producer)
Meinolf Zurhorst (editor ZDF/ARTE)
CO PRODUCTION WITHSTI Studio Filmowe
Warsaw
ZDF/ARTE
PRODUCTIONMiroslaw Warchol (line producer)
Janusz Turkowicz (production manager)
SUPPORTED BYFilmstiftung NRW
MEDIA Development
DFFF
Polish Film Institute
WORLD SALESTrust Film Sales APS, Denmark
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORReal Fiction Verleih
LENGTH97 min
FORMATcolour
35mm from HD SR
1:1.85
Dolby
SHOOTING LOCATIONPoland
Germany
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEPolish
CASTJulia Jentsch
Peter Gantzler
Małgorzata Hajewska
Maciej Stuhr
Andrzej Hudziak
WRITERSMalgoska Szumowska
CASTINGMalgorzata Adamska
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYMichal Englert
EDITINGJacek Drosio
MUSICPawel Mykietyn
SOUNDAlexander Weuffen (re-recording mixer)
ART DIRECTIONAnna Niemira
COSTUMESJulia Jarza-Brataniec
Katazyna Lewinska
MAKE UP HAIRDariusz Krysiak
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