Three Conversations on Life


This short documentary is conversation between mother and daughter. Mother - 66 years old, doctor, devout and practicing Catholic. Daughter - 35 years old, atheist, her two kids are borne thanks to in vitro. Her mother loves grandsons but at the same time she doesn’t accept the method. During a difficult and emotional conversation at the kitchen table they confront their views, talk about the past and the future. Daughter has a grudge against her mother about the lack of support during difficult process of infertility treatment. She worries how her mother’s intolerance would influence on her children in the future. They are discussing about influence of Church on mother views. Is the mother would prefer that the daughter she adopted children instead attempt in vitro? Should they tell kids about in vitro? How to talk about it?


Julia Staniszewska – visual artist. Using documentary photography she is creating everyday poetry. She is interested in the analysis of urban structure, surrounding urban dwellers lives of people in blocks. In her last works she is dealing with difficult topics, often associated with the experience of herself and her loved ones.

Written and directed by: Julia Staniszewska
Cinematography: Kacper Lisowski, Adam Palenta, Tomasz Wolski
Edited by: Adriana F. Castellanos
artistic supervision: Marcel Łoziński
Executive producer/Head of production: Anna Gawlita
Sound engineering: Kacper Lisowski, Tomasz Wolski
Sound design: Zofia Moruś
color correction: Tomasz Wolski
assistant production manager: Aleksandra Grażyńska


56. Krakow Film Festival (competition)
Festiwal Młodzi i Film (journalist award)
16th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, Poland, 2016 (competition)
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (screening)
DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2016 (competition)