Chemo

Director: Paweł Łoziński
Running time: 58’ - Poland, 2009

Director’s Bio
 

PAWEŁ ŁOZIŃSKI – director, scriptwriter and producer of documentary and fiction films born in 1965 in Warsaw. He earned his degree from the Film Directing Department of Łódź Film School. He has won prestigious awards at festivals in Bornholm, Paris, Leipzig and Krakow.



Contact Director
 
Pawel Lozinski
E-mail: pawel.lozinski@wp.pl


Festival-Screenings - Awards
 
 

49th Krakow Film Festival – Silver Hobby Horse for the Best Documentary

 

DOK Leipzig – MDR Award

 

Prix Europa, Berlin, Germany – Grand Prix

 

Thessaloniki IDFF

 

One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival – Best Director Award

 

It’s All True – International Documentary FF, Sao Paolo, Brasil

 

Hot Docs, Canada

 

DOXA – Documentary FF, Canada

 

Beldocs, International Documentary Film Festival



Filmography
 
2009 Chemo
2008 Kitty, kitty
2007

Jacek Hugo-Bader, corespondent from Poland

2004

Between the doors

2003 Our  census- My nature index  in the Lezno village
2002 The Ukrainian cleaning lady
1999 Sisters
1999 The way it is

Director, Scriptwriter: Paweł Łoziński

 

Photography: Kacper Lisowski

 

Editing: Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk p.s.m.

 

Production: Paweł Łoziński Produkcja Filmów, TVP S.A.

 


Synopsis
 

Patients in an oncology clinic receive chemotherapy. Their faces can be seen in a close-up. They lie in pairs and hold fascinating conversations. Life seen from a different perspective, a distance offered by a hospital, reveals its value, sense and charm. Why so late?



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Director’s Statement
 

“Cancer is a very democratic disease. In the Chemotherapy Day Ward, people of different ages and from different walks of life meet regularly for a few hours beyond time. These people talk about many things, sometimes trivial, sometimes important. Quite naturally, an interpersonal chemistry among them grows. For me it’s a film about the need for such conversations.”