A Heart of Love

Lukasz Ronduda

A fictionalised portrait of Polish artists Wojciech Bąkowski and Zuzanna Bartoszek. Their unconventional relationship is a basis for their works, and vice versa, but what's the price of this convergence? A stylish, visually clean-cut drama about real life as an artistic utopia – or rather, dystopia.

A follow-up to his debut The Performer (IFFR 2015), filmmaker and curator Lukasz Ronduda fictionalises the life of Wojtek Bąkowski and Zuzanna Bartoszek, two emblematic figures of the contemporary Warsaw art scene. Wojtek is the elder and has built up a reputation as a poet and musician. Zuzanna has an autoimmune disease, but bubbles with life and is about to break through as an artist. They dress the same, like a Polish Gilbert and George. Their life is one big performance, played out in public, but also at home. Slowly but surely, however, these lovers are becoming competitors.
This bittersweet love story set against an urban backdrop asks: What is more important, art or love? It probes the inherent egoism of the artistic creator. Presented in a hyper-stylised form and set to electronic music driving the story relentlessly forward, the relationship between the protagonists is dissected as an existential power struggle. 

Screenings

  • Pathé 6
    English subtitles
    Mon 30 Jan Buy
  • KINO 4
    English subtitles
    Tue 31 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 5
    English subtitles
    Wed 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Thu 2 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 3 Feb Buy
  • KINO 3
    English subtitles
    Sat 4 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Lukasz Ronduda
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Poland
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
78
Language
Polish
Producer
Kuba Kosma / Serce
Production Company
Serce
Sales
Serce
Writer
Robert Bolesto
Cinematography
Łukasz Gutt
Editor
Przemysław Chruścielewski, Alan Zejer, Nikodem Chabior
Production Design
Joanna Kaczyńska
Sound Design
Mateusz Adamczyk, Sebastian Witkowski
Music
Wojciech Bąkowski
Cast
Justyna Wasilewska, Jacek Poniedziałek