Inspired by the real-life story of the director’s wife, Magda Prokopowicz, who died in 2012, Chemo is an unconventional love story on the edge of life and death. Thirty-year-old Benek is suffering from an existential crisis when he meets Lena – a beautiful young woman that mesmerizes him right from the start. They set off on a wild love journey when Benek learns that she’s not there for good – she’s got Stage 3 cancer with no intention of treating it. Benek promises to stay with Lena until the very end, but a surprising twist raises new hope for both of them.

Director: Bartosz Prokopowicz

Screenplay: Bartosz Prokopowicz, Katarzyna Sarnowska

Cinematography: Jeremiasz Prokopowicz

Music: Dawid Korbaczynski, Natalia Grosiak

Film Editor: Robert Gryka, Piotr Kmiecik

Principal Cast: Tomasz Schuchardt (In the Name of, You are God, Demon, The Christening), Agnieszka Zalewska (Demon, Sanctuary)

Runtime: 105 minutes minutes

Release Year: 2015

Genre: Drama

Playing at

SIFF Cinema Uptown

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