Scene from the film Three Conversations on Life
Scene from the film Three Conversations on Life

Three Conversations on Life

  • Poland
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The film is a double portrait with children in the background. The grandmother and the mother differ in their moral assessment of in vitro fertilisation, which is important inasmuch as two grandsons were born thanks to this method. The convictions of one of them cannot be reconciled with the decisions of the other. The toughening of the older woman’s position, in particular, locks them both in an ideological clinch. But the difficult conversation about the possibilities of reuniting love, faith and ideology is still going on.


  • Original title
    Trzy rozmowy o życiu
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Julia Staniszewska
  • DOP
    Kacper Lisowski, Adam Palenta, Tomasz Wolski
  • Editing
    Adriana F. Castellanos
  • Sound
    Kacper Lisowski, Tomasz Wolski
  • Duration
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 32nd Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2016
    • 14th Neisse Film Festival, Germany, 2017
    • Festival Film Dokumenter, Indonesia, 2018
    • 56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016
    • 16th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, Poland, 2016
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2016
    • 11th MiradasDoc, Canary Islands, 2017
    • ZagrebDOX, Croatia, 2017
    • Febiofest, Slovakia, 2017
    • Sarasota Film Festival, USA, 2017
    • Go Short - International Short FF Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2017
    • MakeDox, Macedonia, 2017
    • Bogotá Short Film Festival BOGOshorts, Colombia, 2017
    • Lakeside Doc Festival, India, 2018
    • World Film Festival, Estonia, 2018 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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