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A still from the film "Silent Love"



Film Screening & Discussion. Silent Love
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Please join the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a screening of Silent Love, followed by a live Q&A with director Marek Kozakiewicz. This is part of the HARD QUESTIONS, HARD ANSWERS series of contemporary documentary films from Eastern Europe on social and political topics.

Thirty-five-year-old Aga starts to look after her teenage brother, Milosz, after their mother’s death. While caring for him with the dedication and responsibility of a parent, she also seeks to become his legal guardian. To do so, she must navigate both a stringent legal apparatus and the mores of her conservative community by keeping her long-term relationship with Maja secret —even from Milosz. In a film of exemplary restraint and elegant construction, director Kozakiewicz lets us witness the evolution of this modern family patiently and respectfully, allowing the audience to make realizations and take leaps alongside these three remarkable subjects.

The film is in Polish with English subtitles.