She’s a girl from a small-town apartment block; he comes from a wealthy, prominent Warsaw family. She waits tables and sings from the heart; he dreams of releasing an album to rub in his famous actor father's face. They meet at a party where she’s waiting tables and he’s a guest. Their love for music brings them together, even as their dreams and ambitions drive them apart. The fragile feeling that develops between them is constantly put to the test: she keeps running away from it, while he keeps Iying through his teeth. Can two such different voices harmonize? How many times in life can there be an encore? Tomasz Habowski tries to answer these and many other important questions in his feature debut – which turned out to be one of the biggest surprises of the last Gdynia Film Festival – in a subtle, unobtrusive and sympathetic way. This intimate tale, filmed in black and white, is as much a story about nascent feelings, rebellion and the struggle for independence as it is a captivating portrait of the city, which becomes an important character in Songs About Love. Alicja and Robert are played by Justyna Święs, known for The Dumplings musical project, and Tomasz Włosok, one of the most talented Polish actors of the new generation.
Tomasz Włosok, Justyna Święs, Andrzej Grabowski, Patrycja Volny, Małgorzata Bogdańska