availabel as 89 min. or 52 min. original German/Polish version with English or German subtitles
MDR Germany broadcsted the 52 min. TV-version with the title: DIE ALTE DAME UND DIE PFLEGERIN FAMILY BUSINESS shows how an intimate bond is being woven amidst strangers - a German and a Polish family. Both get together to solve substantial problems. Jowita travels to Germany to care for 88-year old Anne and take the pressure of her working daughters. In Poland, Jowita's family is advancing at building a house where their adolescent daughter will have her own room for the first time.
This pragmatic union is not without friction. The situation is new and strange for both sides. Important questions arise amidst the daily routine in the confined space between the sofa, the kitchen and the coffee table: How does it feel to take a place in another family whilst leaving your own place behind? How can you learn to live together with a stranger whilst your own benchmarks gradually disappear? The initial decision, thought to benefit both sides, creates new and unexpected relationships which slowly become visible throughout the film.
- Director Christiane Büchner
- Director of Photography Justyna Feicht