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Silent Love

(Silent Love)



Praha Světozor Cinema – large hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1
Kateřina Šimáčková, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights
Praha Světozor Cinema – small hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

About the film

After her mother’s death, Aga decides to move back to Poland and take custody of her younger brother. In order for the authorities to recognize her guardianship, however, she must conceal her love for her partner Maja from everyone.

This intimate documentary by director Mark Kozakiewicz calls for a straight starting line for love in all its forms, and examines the coming of age of a boy who has lost his mother. Aga tries to keep her family together at all costs, but her battle with bureaucracy is not without sacrifice. Because of her guardianship she has to leave Germany, where she has been living and working for a long time, putting her relationship with her partner Maja at risk. The main characters’ battle against a homophobic society and laws is not public, taking place within the family. Its consequences make their mark on the everyday actions of both women and the teenage boy.


Silent Love

Original Title

Silent Love

Original Language



English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin

Poland, Germany


72 min.


Children and Youth, LGBTQ+, Justice, Europe

Marek Kozakiewicz
Marek Kozakiewicz

2023 “We Are Perfect” feature documentary film, prod. Orphan Studio 2022 “Silent Love” feature documentary film, prod. Koi Studio, Tondowski Films, ARTE, MDR. Awards: - DOK LEIPZIG MDR Prize for the best film from Eastern Europe - SLAMDANCE Grand Jury Special Mention for best documentary film - LINZ Crossing Europe Film Festival Grand Prix for the best documentary film - DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY award for Best Polish Film 2022 - DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY award for Best International Debut 2015 “Zmerk” student short film, prod. National Film School in Łodź 2012 “Somewhere” student short film, prod. National Film School in Łodź 2010 “Farewell” student short film, prod. National Film School in Łodź

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