SILENT LOVE is a coming of age and a coming-out story about taking on new roles, and redefining the old ones. It’s a tender story about the courage to love despite all the fears.

After their mother’s death, 35-year-old Aga starts to look after her teenage brother, Milosz. She starts playing the role of both mother and father to him, but there is one thing she isn’t telling him about. It’s her long-term relationship with Maja. Will the three of them manage to build a new model of a family in the midst of a conservative and closed community? How will the xenophobic mindset that Milosz is surrounded by, affect the relationships within his home?

Original languagePolish

Subtitles: English, German

Length: 72 min./ 52 min.

Festival premiere: Vision Du Réel 2022



Cast and Crew

Director/ Writer: Marek Kozakiewicz Production: Agnieszka Skalska /Koi Studio (Polen) Co-Production: Ira Tondowski, Alex Tondowski/ Tondowski Films GbR; Lekko Films DoP/ Location Sound: Marek Kozakiewicz Editors: Anna Garnczarczyk, Agata Cierniak 

TV Channel: MDR, Arte Commissioning Editors: Thomas Beyer (MDR), Catherine Le Goff (Arte)

Support of: MDM, Polish Film Institute


Millenium Docs Against Gravity 2022: The Best Polish Film Award and The First Appearance Award

DOK Leipzig 2022: MDR Film Price