Too Soon to Die

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2007, 110 min.

Director: Dorota Kędzierzawska
Screenplay: Dorota Kędzierzawska
Cinematography: Arthur Reinhart
Music: Włodek Pawlik
Producer: Tandem Taren-To
Co-Produced by: TVP, KID FILM with financial support of Polish Film Institute
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“Too Soon to Die” is the story of a solitary old woman, full of life and spirit, living in a giant house with her dog. She passes her days conversing with the dog, Philadelphia, while observing the world through her windows. Unfortunately, her neighbors are interested in buying her property to build apartments and her son is willing to take advantage of the opportunity.


Danuta Szaflarska, who played in the first Polish film made after the war (“Forbidden Songs,”) at the age of 92 created the most extraordinary performance. Dorota Kędzierzawska, casting her in this role, paid tribute not only to her but to the entire Polish film tradition. Interestingly enough, Kedzierzawska managed to make the dog a supporting actor, whose interactions with Szaflarska add depth to the story.


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