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Close Ties

Zofia Kowalewska
Poland 2016 / 18’

Barbara and Zdzisław Torhan have been married for nearly 45 years. Eight years ago the man left her to live with his lover, but returned home seven years later to his wife. Putting their relationship back together becomes extremely difficult for the both of them. Now, the unfaithful husband suggests organizing their 45th anniversary in order to make amends with his wife.

Agata Bratek


Kraków FF 2016 – Silver Dragon

Zofia Kowalewska

Born in 1995 in Krakow. She obtained her International Baccalaureate from the Stefan Batory Secondary School no II in Warsaw and is currently studying Film Directing at the Lodz Film School. She started work on her documentary Close Ties in her last year of secondary school. So far, she has directed two student films Miśka, a feature study, and Kochanie, a documentary.


2015 Kochanie (doc., short)
2015 Mama (short)
2015 Miśka (short)
2016 Więzi / Close Ties (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Zofia Kowalewska
screenplay Zofia Kowalewska
cinematography Weronika Bilska
editing Jerzy Zawadzki
sound Krzysztof Ridan
cast Zdzisław Torhan, Barbara Torhan
producer nazwisko producenta, Katarzyna Zariczny
production Studio Munka – SFP, Katarzyna Zariczny Produkcja Filmowa
sales Studio Munka – SFP
language Polish
colouration colour