Poland 2022, 81 min, Polish, Hebrew & English subtitles

Poland’s biggest pawnshop is in serious trouble. In the once-bustling town, few want to buy used irons, old fur coats, or second-hand erotic literature anymore. The cash register stands empty, and the tension leads to loud arguments between store managers Jola and Wiesiek. Between cigarette breaks, they find themselves comforting customers who open their hearts instead of their wallets, lending an ear to their pain and offering advice by sharing their life experience. Despite the looming financial threat, the saleswomen serve soup and bread to a homeless man and shove bills into the hands of a destitute woman from next door. In an attempt to breathe new life into the store and the neighborhood, they announce a carnival day. This heart-stirringly human film is brimming with compassion, tenderness, and humor.

Previous Festivals: CPH:DOX, Visions Du Reel

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 26.05 | 16:15 | Cinematheque 2
  • Mon 30.05 | 14:45 | Cinematheque 4
  • Wed 01.06 | 17:15 | Cinematheque 3
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Lukasz Kowalski is a director, journalist, creator of television programmes. He graduated from the Department of Philology at the University of Silesia in Katowice and Wajda School in Warsaw. 

Production: Anna Mazerant, Łukasz Kowalski
Production Company: 4.30 Studio
Script: Łukasz Kowalski
Editing: Adriana Fernandez Castellanos, Filip Kowalski, Jakub Darewski, Kosma Kowalczyk
Cinematography: Stanislaw Cuske
Sound Design: Katarzyna Szczerba
Music: Krzysztof A. Janczak

Source: Syndicado Film Sales

Supporters & Broadcasters: The Polish Institute in Tel Aviv