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by Grzegorz Zariczny


Błażej and Magda are fulfilling their dream to live away from the city. They want their daughter to grow up closer to nature. They also feel the need to bring harmony to their relationship and lives. Despite significant challenges on site they enjoy renovating their small village house together. One day, the brother of Błażej’s recently passed away father shows up at their doorstep. In this Dardennesque and unhurried quiet drama the uncle acts as a catalyst in the lives of the couple, making Błażej finally come to terms with the death of his ever absent father and revealing the couple’s doubts as well as their strengths.

international title: Simple Things
original title: Proste rzeczy
country: Poland
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Grzegorz Zariczny
film run: 84'
screenplay: Grzegorz Zariczny
cast: Blazej Kitowski, Magdalena Sztorc, Alicja Kitowska, Kamila Jankowska, Luiza Gryko, Joanna Stasiurka, Miron Stasiurka, Krzysztof Myślicki, Szymon Derda, Katarzyna Tromszczyńska-Jonakowska
cinematography by: Weronika Bilska
film editing: Bartosz Pietras
art director: Alicja Kazimierczak
costumes designer: Aleksandra Pajączkowska
music: Marcin Dymiter
producer: Przemysław Miękinia, Magdalena Sztorc
co-producer: Piotr Gburek
production: Before My Eyes
distributor: Association New Horizons

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