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?

Directed by: Julia Staniszewska
Script: Julia Staniszewska
Genre: documentary
Total time: 24 min.
Year of production: 2016
Production: Studio Munka, Kijora Film – Anna Gawlita
Cinematography: Kacper Lisowski, Adam Palenta, Tomasz Wolski
Editor: Adriana F. Castellanos

Awards and festivals:

2017 “Go Short” Film Festival, Nijmegen; won: Special Mention in documentary film category

2017 FebioFest, Bratislava; won: Special Mention

2017 National Competition of Independent Films OKFA, Konin; won: Grand Prix

2017 International Film Festival “Zoom Zbliżenia”- documentary competition; won: Honorable mention

2017 International Short Film Festival “żubrOFFka”, Białystok – Polish Competition; won: -I Prize

2016 International Film Festival “Off Cinema”, Poznań – Honorable mention

2016 Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts “The Young and the Film”; won: Journalists’ Award