Archive of films In a Bedroom / W sypialni

2012, 76 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2012

Forty-year-old Edyta is in crisis. She sleeps at hotels, and when her money runs out she uses the internet to find men who are looking for sex. With a minimalist plot line, the movie reveals the characters more through faces and gestures than words, and through the brittle, elusive atmosphere, perhaps the film’s main protagonist.


Forty-year-old Edyta is in crisis. She sleeps at hotels, and when her money runs out she uses the internet to find men who are looking for sex. Edyta spends nights in the homes of the nameless men but, instead of the promised sex, she takes advantage of their involuntary hospitality. She reaches a turning point, however, when she meets a young artist named Patryk.… In his minimalist movie, debuting director Tomasz Wasilewski makes smart use of the tension resulting from the lack of information his story provides viewers about the protagonists. Faces and gestures reveal the characters more than words, with the brittle, unnameable atmosphere that pervades the entire film playing a fundamental role. In her entirely natural manner, Katarzyna Herman lends veracity to the character of Edyta, and her excellent performance earned her the domestic award for Best Actress at the Koszalin Debut Films Festival.

About the director

Tomasz Wasilewski

Tomasz Wasilewski (b. 1980) graduated in film and television production from Poland’s PWSFTViT in Łódź and went on to study direction at the Film and Television Academy in Warsaw. He served as assistant director on Małgorzata Szumowska’s 33 Scenes from Life (33 sceny z życia). He shot the short film Nawiść (2001) and the short documentary Show jednego człowieka (2008). In a Bedroom is his feature debut.


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About the film

International premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
Screenplay: Tomasz Wasilewski
Dir. of Photography: Marcin Martinez Swystun
Music: Leszek Możdżer
Editor: Aleksandra Gowin
Producer: Michał Toczyski, Grażyna Strzałkowska
Production: IQ ART Film Sp. z o.o.
Cast: Katarzyna Herman, Tomek Tyndyk, Agata Buzek, Mirosław Zbrojewicz, Janusz Chabior
Contact: IQ ART Film Sp. z o.o.


Maria Letowska

Tomasz Wasilewski

Film Director

Katarzyna Herman


Grażyna Strzałkowska


Agnieszka Odorowicz

Film Institution Rep.

Marcin 'Martinez' Swystun

Film Crew

Dorota Kacprzyk

Film Crew


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