- » CHEMO
Poland 2009 58 min.
The day ward at the Warsaw oncology clinic is always full of chatter. Conversation seems to be part of the treatment, as patients natter with bedside neighbours about parts of their prescriptions. Women and men, young and old, exchange home remedies, share their worries and offer one another advice. They talk about their regrets, their fears, and the lies they tell their loved ones in order to spare them the pain. Ordinary moments are magnified in close-up shots: a smile, a tear, a hopeful glance. For some, these will be their last conversations. For others, it will become the warmest memory of that period of illness that they spent in hospitals.
Production: Pawel Lozinski
Screenplay: Pawel Lozinski
Photography: Kacper Lisowski
Editing: Katarzyna Maciejko – Kowalczyk p.s.m
Production companies: Pawel Lozinski Produkcja Filmowa
Distributor: Krakow Film Foundation
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
49th Krakow Film Festival (Silver Hobby Horse for the Best Documentary) – Poland, 2009
International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana" (Silver Nanook) – Russia, 2010
One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Best Director Award) – Czech Republic, 2010
DOK Leipzig International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated (MDR Award) – Germany, 2009
Prix Europa (Grand Prix) – Germany, 2009
Docpoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival – Norway, 2010.
It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival - Brazil, 2010
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival – Canada, 2010
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