Silent Love

Silent Love

International Forum 2023

COUNTRY: Poland, Germany YEAR: 2022 RUNTIME: 73 min

DIRECTED BY: Marek Kozakiewicz



SCRIPT: Marek Kozakiewicz

PRODUCED BY: Agnieszka Skalska

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Marek Kozakiewicz

EDITED BY: Anna Garncarczyk, Agata Cierniak

SCORE: Bartosz Bludau



SILENT LOVE is both a coming-of-age and a coming-out story. Aga, 35, wants to adopt her teenage brother Milosz after the death of their mother – a process that leads to an intense confrontation with her identity. Indeed, there is something she cannot reveal in her conservative Polish village: her long-standing relationship with her partner, Maja.

Aga had always hidden her relationship from friends and family and must continue to do so from social workers because, as a lesbian woman, adopting Milosz would be impossible for her under Poland’s ultra-conservative government. The tender images of a relationship lived in secret and an unconventional rainbow family contrast with the personal issues of the court and the traditional patriarchal norms Milosz is subjected to at school.

Marek Kozakiewicz

Marek Kozakiewicz, born in 1986, is a Polish director, cinematographer, and video- and multimedia artist. He graduated from the National Film School in Łódź at the Faculty of Cinematography and also completed Film Studies at the University of Lodz.

SILENT LOVE is his full-length documentary directorial debut.

Silent Love (2022), Jestesmy idealni (2023)

PRODUCTION: Koi Studio (

WORLD SALES: Fine Day Promotion (