Archive of films Nina / Nina
2018, 130 min
Section: Another View
Nina can’t have children, and it seems that the only way to save her languishing marriage is to find a surrogate to carry a baby for her and husband Wojtek. Meeting the independent Magda causes her to doubt taking such a major step because the young woman evokes feelings in her she never even knew were possible.
Nina can’t have children, and it seems that the only way to save her withering marriage to Wojtek is to find a surrogate to bear them a baby. Getting to know the independent and beautiful Magda might just help them toward their goal. Doubts, however, begin to nag at Nina about taking such a major step. But beyond that, the young woman evokes in her feelings she never imagined existed. Like Tomasz Wasilewski, Olga Chajdas is another filmmaker who gives audiences an opportunity to understand what queer identity means in a Polish context, and, like him, she doesn’t merely target the LGBTQ+ community. Her sensual debut is primarily a poetic display of emotions reflecting the various forms and expressions of love.
About the director
Olga Chajdas (b. 1983, Poznań, Poland). Filmography: The Mysterious Matter (2008, short doc.), “The Deep End” (“Głęboka woda,” 2011-2013, TV series), 3 x Love (3 x Miłość, 2015, short), “Entangled” (2015, TV series), Morning Has Broken (Kobieta budzi się rano, 2017, short), Nina (2018)
About the film
|Screenplay:||Marta Konarzewska, Olga Chajdas|
|Dir. of Photography:||Tomasz Naumiuk|
|Cast:||Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel, Andrzej Konopka|