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A Heart of Love

Łukasz Ronduda
Serce miłości
Poland 2017 / 78’
A Fantastic Woman A Paris Education

This is the story of a very symbiotic relationship, an obsessive bond. Based on a great physical, spiritual, and artistic affinity, says the director, Łukasz Ronduda. His second film (Performer, 15th New Horizons) portrays one of the most original couples in Poland's art scene: Wojtek Bąkowski (his films were screened as part of the Third Eye section in 2014) and Zuzanna Bartoszek, a young poet and artist. Androgynous, slim, hairless, often dressed in identical unisex outfits, Bąkowski and Bartoszek look like male and female versions of the same person. And the state of their love is like a perverse version of narcissism, since looking at their lover is like looking at their own reflection. In their relationship, love is intertwined with art, one is a reflection of the other. Intimate confessions and gestures are lent an artistic form, and vice versa-art is their way of experiencing emotional life. Are they enthralled with each other or more with their own artistic personas? Is their relationship based on feelings or on performing emotional states? An artistic utopia, where the boundary between performance and life, between the creation of an image and the truth of emotions is completely obliterated.

Ewa Szabłowska

Łukasz Ronduda

Lukasz Ronduda is a writer, researcher, screenwriter, and director whose work focuses on the intersection between contemporary art and cinema. In addition to being the curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, he conducts research in his field of expertise, experimental film. He graduated from the Direction and Screenwriting programs at the Wajda School. He came up with the idea for awards from the Polish Film Institute and the MSN for the production of a feature film by a visual artist. Ronduda co-authored the novel W połowie puste (Half Empty), the protagonist of which is Oskar Dawicki. He has also authored other books, including Polska Nowa Fala, historia fenomenu, który nigdy nie istniał (The Polish New Wave: A History of a Phenomenon That Never Happened); Entuzjaści z amatorskich klubów filmowych (Enthusiasts From Amateur Film Clubs); and 1,2,3... film / Sztuka pomiędzy Eksperymentem a Archiwum (1, 2, 3 … film/Art Between Experiment and Archives).

Filmography

2015 Performer

2017 Serce miłości / A Heart of Love

Cast & Crew

director Łukasz Ronduda
screenplay Robert Bolesto
cinematography Łukasz Gutt
editing Przemysław Chruścielewski, Alan Zejer, Nikodem Chabior
music Wojciech Bąkowski
cast Justyna Wasilewska, Jacek Poniedziałek
producer Kuba Kosma
production serce
Polish distributor Gutek Film
language Polish
colouration colour