Wojciech Bąkowski and Zuzanna Bartoszek (played by Jacek Poniedziałek and Justyna Wasilewska) are colorful, highly original, iconic figures of the Polish art scene, involved in poetry, performance, graphics and music. Two outsiders who have very much in common. Slim, hairless, androgynous, often dressed in the same unisex clothes, they look like a male and female version of the same person. Mutual infatuation, in their case, is really a perverse form of narcissism: when they look at their lover they see their own reflection. In their relationship, love is closely wound up with art. Intimate confessions and gestures are given an artistic form—sometimes earnest, sometimes larger than life. And vice versa: art is their way of experiencing their emotional life. They function in a hermetic world they’ve created for themselves, where they can design and control everything. Everything except their feelings. In A Heart of Love Łukasz Ronduda steers clear of the pitfalls of filmed biographies. He creates a story about a multidimensional, complicated relationship and a fascinating reflection on identifying the self with one’s art.
Justyna Wasilewska, Jacek Poniedziałek, Magdalena Cielecka, Kamil Abu Zaneh, Szymon Czacki