The dynamic duo SPÓŁDZIELNIA (Cooperative) introduces its newest film.
“Before we were born, Krzysztof Kieślowski made the “Talking Women” documentary. In 2016, we embarked to reiterate his questions
As the creative duo SPÓŁDZIELNIA, we are interested in women. On top of that, (in some cases) we maintain an unbearably precise nature. In our film, we gave voice to a hundred women (and one). The youngest is one year old, the oldest one reached the age of 100 years old. For just a moment, they let us in their lives, displaying a tiny bit of their intimacy and exposing themselves. Together they stand as a reflection of every one of us or every one of you. They are just like you, they constitute what you never wanted to be, what you will one day become, what we once were. These are your mothers and sisters, your friends and girls, whom you despise. “Talking Women” is a collective portrait of women.
Our films are made without a fixed budget. “Talking Women” was shot and edited using home equipment. We would approach women randomly encountered on the street, women from our families and friends of friends. Our only criterion was the year of birth. Their answers were put in chronological order and contained within 25-minutes long film”.
Grażyna Kopeć i Magda Karel – a dynamic duo SPÓŁDZIELNIA. They met at the Faculty of Acting of the Theatre Academy in Warsaw, and since 2014 they have been engaging in collaboration as independent artists focused on “no-budget” films. Their first outing – kOBIEty (“wOMEN”) – featured their daughters, mothers, grandmother and themselves