Call me Marianna


Mów mi Marianna
reż|dir Karolina Bielawska | PL | 2015 | 75 min
prod|pro Zbigniew Domagalski, Witold Będkowski scen|wr Karolina Bielawska zdj|ph Kacper Czubak muz|mus Natalia Fiedorczuk mon|ed Daniel Gąsiorowski ob|cast Marianna Klapczyńska, Jowita Budnik, Mariusz Bonaszewski dys|dis SF Kalejdoskop


Marianna is an attractive 40-year-old woman who has just sued her parents in order to obtain a sex change. Alienated by her mother and neglecting her best friends, she seeks refuge in a theatre group where she comes to make sense of her situation by rehearsing a play based on her past. When the days to the operation loom over her, Marianna kindles an unlikely romance with an older gentleman who offers her a ray of hope, but she remains confronted with the idea of losing what she holds dearest to her – her family – and she must face the chilling reminder of the sacrifices one takes to be themselves. “Call Me Marianna” is a based on facts homage to freedom of identity and the unpredictable twists and turns life can offer.

2015 Kraków FF – Golden Horn, the Audience Award, the Maciej Szumowski Award (Karolina Bielawska), an Award for the Best Producer (Zbigniew Domagalski), Golden Hobby-horse nomination

Karolina Bielawska (1978) Screenwriter and director. Graduated from directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the Univesity of Silesia in Katowice, and at the Wajda School in Warsaw. “Call me Marianna” is the first feature-length film she directed by herself.

2015 Mów mi Marianna | Call me Marianna
2009 Warszawa do wzięcia | Warsaw Available (wspólnie z | with: Julia Ruszkiewicz)

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow