Close Ties

Poland, 2016, 18 min.


Zofia Kowalewska


Katarzyna Zariczny


Zofia Kowalewska

Rights Holder

Krakow Film Foundation


Weronika Bilska


Munk Studio

Forty five years of marriage is an impressive anniversary. Barbara and Zdzisław could be proud of themselves if not for the fact that the husband left the wife for his lover for eight years. But now they are together again, although Barbara claims that if it were not for his infirm legs, Zdzisław would still be chasing skirts around Krakow.

2016 Krakow FF (Poland) – Silver Dragon for Best Documentary Film
T-Mobile New Horizons IFF (Poland) – 3rd Prize in Polish Film Competition
DOK Leipzig (Germany) – Golden Dove
IDFA (The Netherlands) – IDFA Special Jury Award for Student Documentary
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Zofia Kowalewska

A third-year student at Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. Her short documentary CLOSE TIES has been shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards and won 17 awards at international film festivals. It was also selected to play at Sundance IFF 2017. Zofia is currently developing her next fiction short at The Lodz Film School as well as participates in Wajda School Documentary Film Program with her next documentary project. 

Selected filmography

2016 Close Ties