Cigarettes

Poland2020documentary18'National Competition

During the first Easter in the pandemic a young woman, closed in the walls of her home, is taking care of her seriously ill grandfather. They spend time talking, eating together, watching family photographs and playing poker. They share a guilty pleasure – they both like to smoke. What we can see is not only the fulfillment of a family obligation but also authentic closeness between two people beyond generations.

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Maja MarkowskaQ&A guest

She studied at the Wajda School and participated in the ‘First Film’ programme organised by the Władysław Ślesicki Film Foundation. "Cigarettes", a portrayal of her grandfather, is her documentary debut.

cinematography
Maja Markowska
script
Maja Markowska
animated by
Maja Markowska
editing
Maja Markowska
production
Maja Markowska
Photo
Kadr z filmu Cigarettes
Trailer