Two women, one with short hair; other a ponytail
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Silent Love
Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:30 AM
After moving back to her xenophobic Polish hometown to care for her teenage brother, a woman struggles to keep her girlfriend of 10 years a secret and build a new family in the closed, conservative community.
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Aga left her conservative hometown in Poland a decade ago so she could openly live as a lesbian in Germany. But when her mother dies, she must return to look after her teenaged brother Milosz. People don't talk about their feelings in this traditional rural village, where patriarchy still defines strict gender roles. Raising Milosz is challenging, especially since she's never told him about her 10-year relationship with Maja. To be appointed as Milosz's legal guardian, the courts cannot learn about Aga's "lifestyle," raising the stakes even higher after Maja arrives and tries to find a place for herself in the fledgling new family. What will re-closeting themselves do to Aga and Maja's partnership? Can they rise above the xenophobic environment to parent a young man into adulthood, and what will being a man mean to Milosz now? Tender and fraught, this intimate family chronicle reveals a different kind of "coming out" story for a new generation. Myrocia Watamaniuk

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Film Info
Country Listing:Poland
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
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Festival Info
Festival Year:2022
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Families & Family Stories
LGBT Culture & Issues
Love & Relationships
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Marek Kozakiewicz
Producer(s):Agnieszka Skalska
Alex Tondowski
Writer(s):Marek Kozakiewicz
Editor(s):Anna Garncarczyk
Agata Cierniak
Cinematography:Marek Kozakiewicz
Composer:Bartosz Bludau
Sound:Mateusz Adamczyk
Marek Kozakiewicz