• feature-film

    Songs about love

    directed by

    Tomasz Habowski

    Basick information


    genre

    drama / coming of age


    director

    Tomasz Habowski


    script

    Tomasz Habowski


    music

    Kamil Holden Kryszak


    producer

    Marta Szarzyńska / kinhouse studio


    movie length

    90 min.


    language

    Polish with English Subtitles


    premiere

    2021


    Production company

    Co-production

    Timeline

    Development

    Pre-production

    Production

    Dystrybution

    Songs_about_love from movie "Songs about love"

    Synopsis


    Songs About Love is set in Warsaw, Robert, a musician, meets Alicja, who is a waitress, and happens to overhear her singing in a beautiful voice. Struck by her talent, he proposes a collaboration. But they are both under enormous pressure. Robert is the son of a well-known actor who wants him to succeed. Alicja is a newcomer from a small town, who lacks support from her family and faith in herself. Robert, who lives in his father’s shadow, sees in Alicja’s music a chance to come into his own.

    Director’s Statement


    Songs about love is a film about power, ambition and love. It is guided by the idea that rebellion against parental authority can legitimise that authority; the stronger the rebellion, the longer it reigns. The road to independence is different – winding through an understanding that defining oneself in spite of another is still to act under their influence. To rid oneself of it takes knowing and accepting oneself. Robert’s story takes this road – his love for Alicja and for their shared musical future serves his struggle against his father, although he is unable to understand this in time.

    Tomasz Habowski

    Crew

    Tomasz_Habowski - director

    Tomasz Habowski – director / scriptwriter


    born in Poland. He studied Law and Culture Studies at Wroclaw University. In 2017 - 2019, he participated in “Studio Prób'' and “Script” courses at Wajda School in Warsaw, where he developed “Songs about love. In 2019 he was head writer “Na wspólnej”(produced by TVN) and co-writer of comedy program „La la Poland - produced by TVP2. In 2018 he worked as script writer and 1AD in comedy program „SNL Polska” - produced by Showmax. “Songs about love” will be his feature debut.

    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Weronika Bilska

    director of photography


    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Alicja Zachodny

    production design


    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Robert

    Tomasz Włosok


    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Alicja

    Justyna Święs


    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Andrzej

    Andrzej Grabowski


    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Kamila

    Patrycja Volny


    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Barbara

    Małgorzata Bogdańska


    Mai Bui Ngoc - director of photography

    Lilka

    Pola Dąbkowska


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