The Lonely Go First
After 25 years, Kate walks out of prison. She tries to stick to the values of her youth in spite of the fact that the world outside has changed. She finds Martin. During her spell in prison she did not betray him, although by doing so she would get her ticket to freedom. Martin tries to make amends but all he wants to and can offer her is money.
It dawns on Kate that she is unable to overcome her loneliness. It is ridiculous to rebel against a contemporary world. Atoning for one’s wrongdoing is impossible. All she is left with is an opportunity to create her own phoney image in media, in an attempt to change her destiny.
Dariusz Gajewski is a film director and screenwriter. He studied directing at the Film School in Lodz.
He has made numerous documentaries, including: „Don’t be scared“ („Nie boj, nie boj“), „A piece for a Boy and a Lamp“ („Utwor na chlopca I lampe“), „Franciszek a Musician“ (Franciszek muzykant“), „Anatol likes traveling“ („Anatol lubi podroze“), „Old music“ (Stara muzyka“), „Everything is there“ („Tu jest wszystko“), „The Convoy“ („Konwoj“).
He has staged „A Leather Mask“ by Helmut Krausser for Dramatyczny Theatre in Warsaw (1999).
Winner of Great Jantar Award at the Koszalin Film Festival in 2002 for „Alarm“.
In 2003 his first feature film debut „Warszawa“ was awarded the Grand Prix, Best Director Award, Best Screenplay Award, and many other prizes at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, as well as the Platiunium Award at the WorldFest Independent Film Festival in Houston 2005 and Special Jury Award in Svietlogorsk 2005. „Warszawa“ was also screened on 27 film festivals around the world.
In 2008 he has made polish-austrian cooproduction „Mr. Kuka’s Advice“.
In 2008 he was also elected President of Munk‘s Studio Program Council.
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