Love Stories 1997
Four men – a university teacher, a priest, an army officer and a criminal (both played by the same actor – Jerzy Stuhr) are summoned for questioning to some mysterious office. An official asks them questions about their private life. After leaving the office they all are put to the test; can they remain faithful to those who love them? Four versions of the emotional life of a man in his prime, whose abilities to show emotions and love are examined.
The story of the film employs many conventions of the morality play.
The film was dedicated to the memory of Krzysztof Kieślowski.
1997 – Gdynia Film Festival – Grand Prize of the Jury: "Golden Lions"
1997 – Gdynia Film Festival – Arthouse Cinemas Award
1997 – Gdynia Film Festival – award of the Polish Radio Cracow (Adam Nowak)
1997 – Polish Cinemas Association Award – Silver Ticket for the box-office success in Poland.
1997 – "Summer of Films" Film Festival, Łagów – Silver Grape Award
1997 – "Summer of Films" Film Festival, Łagów – Press Film Award
1998 – Passport of the "Polityka" Weekly Magazine for Jerzy Stuhr in The Film Category
1997 – Warsaw Mermaid Award of the Film Critics Club of the Polish Journalists Association in The Category of Feature Film
1997 – Venice Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award
1997 – Venice Film Festival – OCIC Award (Catholic Film Office)
1997 – Venice Film Festival – Award of the Catholic Film Center "Navicella"
1997 – Venice Film Festival – ANICA Flash Award
Year of production:
Juliusz Machulski, Jacek Moczydłowski, Jacek Bromski
Color, Dolby Stereo, 89 min.
Zebra Film Studio
Canal+ Poland, Documentary and Feature Film Production Company, Film Production Agency
Set Decoration by:
Jerzy Stuhr (five roles: assistant professor, colonel Jerzy Matałowski, prisoner Zdzisław Filip, next customer heading to Pollster\'s office),
Katarzyna Figura (Kryśka, Filip\'s wife),
Dominika Ostałowska (Ewa Bielska, assistant professor\'s student),
Irina Ałfiorowa (Tamara),
Karolina Ostrożna (Magda Jarzębska, priest\'s daughter),
Teresa Sawicka (colonel Matałowski\'s wife),
Jerzy Nowak (Ankieter/Pollster),
Jerzy Trela (colonel),
Andrzej Hudziak ("Rozprowadzający"/"Distributor", Pollster\'s assistant),
Katarzyna Łaniewska (Filip\'s mother),
Artur Barciś (lawyer),
Sebastian Konrad (assistant lecturer),
Krzysztof Stroiński (dean),
Ryszard Sobolewski (bishop),
Aleksandra Górska (librarian),
Maria Klejdysz (priest\'s housekeeper),
Maciej Stuhr (student Ikonowicz),
Aleksandra Koncewicz-Rulewska (professor),
Piotr Grabowski (judge),
Małgorzata Drozd (judge),
Katarzyna Kowalska (student),
Ryszard Radwański (prison guard),
Adam Kamień (general\'s adjutant),
Ilja Zmiejew (Russian consulate employee),
Henryk Gołębiewski (cab driver in front of Warsaw Central railway station),
Anna Polony (voice of priest\'s mother)