This is the real life story of Michalina Wisłocka (Magdalena Boczarska), the most famous female sexologist in Poland. Her book The Art of Loving unsurprisingly faced many difficulties in getting published during the Communist era. Eventually, however, over seven million copies were sold revolutionising the way people in Poland thought about sex.
The director presents the topic of sex in a way that is free from judgement, allowing the audience to feel the same freedom. The film was nominated for a Golden Frog and Golden Lion at the Camerimage and Polish Film Festivals respectively.
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Maria Sadowska.
Screening is part of 16th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London
(7-29 March, www.kinoteka.org.uk)
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 121 mins
- Other features
- Maria Sadowska
- Magdalena Boczarska, Piotr Adamczyk, Karolina Gruszka