TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE
A TRUE STORY OF LOVE (previously TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE)
A certain Pole – Smokowski, dressed as a Gestapo officer blackmails another Pole (Freiberg) believing that he is a Jew. Freiberg being deeply insulted by taking him for a Jew reports the blackmailer to the police. The blackmailer later takes a cruel revenge… The true historic events described above became only a premise for a contemporary romantic comedy…
The story unfolds in the present-day and is told from the perspective of love-hate relationship between the descendants of the families involved – Alan Freiberg and Anna Smokowska. Anna and Alan meet and develop a crush on each other. This love becomes a curse, when it forces them to confront the painful truth about the past. As they uncover this truth love becomes almost an impossibility…
This is a story about Truth, Forgiveness and Love…
Apart from working as a director and scriptwriter, he worked as a supervising producer of the tv series The Composers’ Specials, winner of 1996 CableACE Award Winner – Best Children’s Series, Gemini Award Winner (Canada’s Emmy) – Best Youth Program or Series and The Alliance for Children and Television Award of Excellence. He was also the production manager of 1993 Beethoven lives upstairs(American Emmy Award – Winner for Outstanding Children’s Program)
1981-1986 – studies at FAMU – Czech National Film School – Department of Film and Television Directing.
1986-1989 – Post-Graduate studies at York University, Toronto. Department of Film and Theatre; diploma: Master of Fine Arts.
Night Graffiti 1997 (feature) – writer, director, second box office result in Poland in 1997 regarding Polish films, awards: Best Debut Award at the Film Debut Festival in Konin, “The Platinum Ticket” Distributors’ Award for the 2nd place in the Polish Box Office in 1997 – 650 thousand viewers, Golden Record – the soundtrack from the movie sold over 50 thousand copies.
The Lucky Shot 1999 (feature) – writer, director, awards: Best Director Award – at 24th Polish National Feature Film Festival in Gdynia, “The Best Feature Comedy of the Year” Award – at the 1st Festival of Good Humour in Sopot, 2000, 6 nominations to the Polish National Film Award: “Polish Eagles”.
Defect I (tv series) 2004 – writer, director.
Defect II (tv series) 2006 – writer, director
Requiem for a Nun 1990 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director
The Clown 1991 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director
Time and the Conways 1992 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director
John and Mary 1993 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director
Six Stories from Decameron 1993/94 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director
A God Mather 1994 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director
Devil’s Date 1995 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director
Impulse 1998 (tv drama) – scriptwriter, director, based on the original script
Through the desert and jungle 2001 (feature) – writer
Samum 1999 (feature) – writer
Srebrny deszcz 1999 (tv drama) – writer
Myszki 1994 (tv drama)- writer, original script, co-written by Robert Brutter
Wojny Przedmałżeńskie 1995 (tv drama) – writer
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