“The Art of Loving” tells the story of Michalina Wisłocka, a woman who achieved the impossible. Disposing of conservative stereotypes and pervasive ignorance, Wisłocka revolutionized the sexual life of the whole country. And she did all that with a book.
Directed by: Maria Sadowska
Producer: Krzysztof Terej
Executive Producer: Piotr Woźniak-Starak
Creative Producer: Xawery Żuławski
Screenplay: Krzysztof Rak
Cinematography: Michał Sobociński
Production Design: Wojciech Żogała
Production Manager: Robert Feluch
Costume Design: Ewa Gronowska
Make-Up: Aneta Brzozowska
Music: Radzimir Dębski
Film Editing: Jarosław Kamiński
Produced by: Watchout Studio
Distribution in Poland: NEXT FILM
Cast: Magdalena Boczarska, Piotr Adamczyk, Justyna Wasilewska, Eryk Lubos, Jaśmina Polak, Karolina Gruszka, Danuta Stenka, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Borys Szyc, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska
Polish Film Awards “Eagles” 2018:
Best Actress, Best Music
Camerimage Festival 2018:
Best Polish Film
The film was a box office hit in Poland, reaching over 1.8 million admissions.
Gary Couzens, The Digital Fix
Maria Sadowska’s previous film and debut feature, Women’s Day (Dzień kobiet, 2012) told a present-day story of a woman’s battles in a man’s world, and The Art of Loving does the same, on a larger scale and in a historical setting. The film is well-paced and has a light touch, and a refreshingly frank but matter-of-fact approach to its subject matter – though keeping within the bounds of a BBFC 15 certificate – that’s in the spirit of the woman whose story it is.
Asif Becher, The Michigan Daily
“The Art of Loving” directed by Maria Sadowska (“Women’s Day”), pays appropriate tribute to this brilliant and brave individual, as it’s a funny, heartfelt and earnestly sexy movie.