Boylesque

Poland, Czech Republic2022documentary70'International Documentary CompetitionNational Competition

Lulla la Polaca (born in 1938) is the oldest Polish drag queen. Hiding behind this stage persona is Andrzej who, despite the prevailing atmosphere in the country, has always fought for the right to individual expression. The documentary shows his more private side: the one of a sensitive dreamer. He is someone who can enjoy life and find his own way in the world of dating portals. At the same time, immersed in the past, he is slowly preparing himself for death. He is doing it, however, with a lot of fantasy and self-irony, treating his presence in front of the camera like another virtuoso performance.

Watch Docs Nomination. Human rights in films
directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Bogna KowalczykQ&A guest

Director, animator and illustrator. She studied at the Film School in Łódź and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. In her work, she combines traditional styles with the possibilities offered by new technologies. Her documentary Boylesque was awarded at the Hot Docs Festival.

cinematography
Miłosz Kasiura
script
Bogna Kowalczyk
protagonists
Lulla La Polaca Q&A guest
editing
Krzysztof Komander, Kacper Plawgo, Ola Gowin
production
Tomasz Morawski Q&A guest, Katarzyna Kuczyńska Q&A guest (HAKA FILMS)
Photo
Kadr z filmu Boylesque
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