A touching film about a mother and daughter's turbulent relationship, and the importance of family during times of great difficulty. This tense social drama stars acclaimed Polish actress Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska (White) in her award-winning role as a woman of German ancestry who lives in the Mazurian Lake district of Poland. Never at home in Poland, she wants her daughter to take her back to Germany, which she considers her true homeland. The daughter, however, considers herself Polish and does not take her mother's wishes too seriously, until she wakes up one morning to find her mother packed and ready for departure. Directed by Piotr and Magdalena Lasakiewicz (White Marriage
), the film was the first to seriously examine the ethnic differences in the Mazurian Lake region.
Film porusza kwestie wspolzycia roznych narodowosci na Mazurach. Matka i corka, pochodzenia niemieckiego pozostaly w Polsce po zakonczeniu wojny. Ich zycie uslane zaleznosciami polsko/niemieckimi toczy sie w malym domu rencisty.
Awards: Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska won the Best Actress Award at the 1992 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
Cast: Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska, Halina Winiarska, Grazyna Jedras, Malgorzata Lipmann
Directed by Magdalena & Piotr Lazarkiewicz
1992, 4:3, Color, 115 mins.
Features: Director Biography
NTSC format - ready to use in the USA and Canada - no need for multisystem equipment.
In Polish with optional English Subtitles