A Heart of Love

Lukasz Ronduda

IFFR 2017

Bright Future

  • 78'
  • Poland
  • 2017

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. 

Director
Lukasz Ronduda
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Poland
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
78'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Serce miłości
Language
Polish
Producer
Kuba Kosma / Serce
Production Company
Serce
Sales
Serce
Screenplay
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