Lessons of Love

(Lessons of Love)

Jola did exactly what was expected of her for years. She married and raised 6 children. Now she’s leaving the past behind and starting to live again at the age of 69.

Red lipstick, bold clothes and jewellery. Finally this new Jola can fulfil what was previously just a dream. The Polish woman leaves her violent husband and sets out, as if reborn, into the next phase of her life. “At least half of Polish men beat their wives,” she says and with a serious expression remembers how she got pregnant when young and married the wrong man. Now in the time left, she’s trying to catch up with all of life’s joys. She goes to the beach with friends and has signed up for a singing and dancing course. Here she meets Wojtek, a true gentleman who treats her like a queen. Feelings are mutual, and so Jola, in this visually engaging film, asks a crucial question. Should I try one more time or are all men essentially the same?

Impact

It’s possible to find the love of one’s life at any age.. In the Czech Republic, you can turn to the Elpida online dating app, which already has the profiles of more than 700 senior citizens, both male and female, from throughout the entire country. If you prefer meeting in real life, Elpida also offers a broad range of courses, lectures, exercise classes, and other activities.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Małgorzata Goliszewska, Kasia Mateja
Poland
2019 | 75 min.

Language: Polish

Subtitles: English

Director

Małgorzata Goliszewska

Festival guest on days
Mar 06 - Mar 08, 2020

Filmography
2019 - Lessons Of Love
2014 - Eighteen
2014 - Twin sisters
2013 - Hapiness
2013 - I'll call you when I get there

Małgorzata  Goliszewska

Kasia Mateja

Filmography
2019 - Lessons Of Love
2012 - Silence on the way to reindeer people

Kasia Mateja

Screenings

06. 03. 18:00 Svetozor - Large Hall
DiscussionJolanta Janus, protagonist
Małgorzata Goliszewska, director
Tickets
07. 03. 13:30 Lucerna - Large Hall
DiscussionMałgorzata Goliszewska, director
Jolanta Janus, protagonist
Tickets
09. 03. 21:00 Svetozor - Small Hall
DiscussionJan Bartoš, Elpida
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