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Lovers

Rafał Skalski
Kochankowie
Poland 2009 / 51’

A documentary about love, friendship and sexuality of disabled persons. These problems still remain a taboo in Polish society but the disabled have dreams, desires, needs and aspirations like everyone else.

Wheelchair bound Krzyś is planning his life with disabled Ola, blind Grzegorz and disabled Ania cannot imagine life without each other. “He is my legs and I am his eyes” – says Ania. The protagonists openly introduce the spectator to the intimate world of their sexual relations.

Rafał Skalski

Born in 1985 in Warsaw. A film director and a script writer. Currently he is finishing studies at the Directing Department of the National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź.

Filmography

2009 Kochankowie / Lovers (doc., short film)

2007 Żeby nie było niczego (short film)

2007 52 procent / 52 percent (doc., short film)

2005 Małe mądrości (doc., short flim)

Cast & Crew

director Rafał Skalski
screenplay Rafał Skalski
cinematography Jakub Giza
music Michał Marecki
cast Małgorzata Frysztak, Łukasz Karaś, Krzysztof Kranz, Aleksandra Jaźwińska, Elżbieta Wiech
producer Jerzy Dzięgielewski, Aleksander Kutela, Anna Skonieczna
production HBO Polska
source of print HBO Polska
language Polish
colouration colour