Archive of films Fruits and Vegetables / Warzywa i owoce

2021, 26 min

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Year: 2022

Dorothy and Wojtek, mother and son. Wojtek struggles with obesity and with the fact that every morning his classmates see him get out of an old car filled with vegetables. Dorothy worries about financial difficulties – and about Wojtek… A loving drama about parents and children, about accepting oneself, and about a new dress that can change a lot of things.


It’s difficult to say what Wojtek struggles with more in life: his obesity and the old car stuffed with fruits and vegetables that his mother uses to drive him to school every day, or the classmates who make fun of him because of it. And Wojtek’s mother, who operates a small grocery store, doesn’t seem to notice his troubles. Maybe it’s because she has enough to worry about trying to feed them both. Or perhaps she has no idea how to help her son. One day, all these problems escalate – but there's a surprising solution… A loving drama about an unusual mother-son relationship, about the importance of accepting oneself, and about a new dress that can change a lot of things.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Maciej Jankowski

Maciej Jankowski (1991, Warsaw). Selected filmography: We Get Along Beautifully (Pięknie nam się​ układa, 2016, short doc.), All of the Animals at the Side of the Highway (Wszystkie zwierzęta na poboczu autostrady, 2017, short), Morning, Blood Work (Poranek, praca we krwi, 2018, short doc.), Investigative Experiment (Wizja lokalna, 2020, short), Fruits and Vegetables (Warzywa i owoce, 2021, short).​


Polish Film Institute
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Director: Maciej Jankowski
Screenplay: Maciej Jankowski
Dir. of Photography: Edgar Grishchuk
Music: Kim Nowak
Sound: Rafał Nowak
Editor: Anna Garncarczyk
Art Director: Katarzyna Tomczyk
Producer: Agata Golanska
Production: The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
Cast: Jakub Wojtas, Joanna Gondhorek
Contact: Polish Film Institute


Maciej Jankowski

Film Director


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