Loving / Miłość (Poland, 2012)

directed by Sławomir Fabicki, drama, 105 min, eng subtitles
written by Marek Pruchniewski, Sławomir Fabicki
with Julia Kijowska, Marcin Dorociński, Adam Woronowicz

Loving is the second feature film by Sławomir Fabicki, after a six-year break, following the success of the award-winning Retrieval.
Loving tells the story of a young woman in her thirties, having a difficult relationship with her boss, which will challenge her happy marriage. After a traumatic experience the couple, Marysia and Tomek, will have to redefine their feelings and answer some crucial questions regarding their relationship. Nothing is certain - mutual trust, feeling of security, reliance - all is being questioned and their feelings put to the test. Inspired by true events, the film draws a very sincere, intimate and painful portrait of a young couple expecting their first baby.
"It's actually a story about various aspects of love: responsibility, jealousy, fear, forgiveness, empathy and absence of the same. About all those good and bad feelings that accompany a relationship once the phase of euphoric love has passed, when we ask ourselves: am I still in love? In my film I show how people learn to open up to another person. How, living together, they finally see their partner. They take responsibility for that person and that person's love". (Director's statement)

Tbilisi International Film Festival 2012 (Best Film)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012 (Best Actress)
Lecce European Film Festival 2013 (Best Film)