Based on a true story reported in a newspaper, the film is about a mother of three who kills her newborn in order to keep her husband, who doesn't want one more gob to feed. The woman's boundless love for an unfeeling and undeserving man leads her into a trap from which there is no escape. Unable either to see her situation for what it is or to extricate herself from it, the woman, addicted to her husband and a prisoner of her emotions, is too weak to help herself or to seek help from others.

Director Biography

Born in 1957, Dorota Kędzierzawska is a film director and writer known for developing non-commercial films that grapple with difficult and painful issues. Her characters are often marginalised people who are poor, lonely, weak and helpless. Daughter of a filmmaker, she often accompanied her mother on set, and she slowly became accustomed to the film industry and lifestyle. Prior to graduating from the Łódź PWSFTviT Film School in 1981, where she studied directing, Kędzierzawska studied culture studies at Łódź University from 1976 to 1978. In 1972 she appeared in one of her mother's films, Ucieczka-wycieczka, and in the 1980s she got her first directing experience as a part-time assistant and second director working alongside Jadwiga Kędzierzawska. Dorota Kędzierzawska's first big success was the nomination of her student film “Jajko” for a Student Oscar in Los Angeles in 1983.

Her latest films have been “Jestem” / “I Am” (2005) and “Poraumierać” / “Time to Die” (2007). In 2010, she made “Jutrobedzielepiej” / “Tomorrow will be Better” - also working with Artur Reinhart, the cameraman who worked with her on her finest work: “Wrony” / “Crows” and “Nic” / “Nothing”.


Dorota Kędzierzawska