Fifty-year-old Zofia meets Anna, twenty years her junior, who is to be her attorney in a lawsuit. Zofia, a psychotherapist, has been accused of misconduct for having an intimate relationship with one of her patients. The patient turns out to be a seventeen-year-old boy. What brought these two people together – desire, emotional neediness or the allure that people with entirely different personalities have for one another? The boy’s parents went on TV and presented a version of events that was very damaging to Zofia. The media have already passed judgment on the therapist, and now a court is to decide the matter. Anna immerses herself in the case, assuming various points of view (that of the lawyer, a journalist, the boy’s mother). The initial mistrust and hostility between the women begin to transform into a peculiar bond. The play reflects upon taboos, the position of women in society, ageing, and the emotions that constantly force us to review our outlook on life.
The Woman in the Mirror
CAST: Dorota Segda, Patrycja Soliman, Stanisław Linowski.
DIRECTOR: Waldemar Raźniak DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Krzysztof Ptak P.S.C PRODUCTION DESIGN: Ewa Gdowiok COSTUMES: Emilia Czartoryska EDITING: Maciej Szydłowski MUSIC: Karol Nepelski SOUND: Michał Robaczewski, Aleksandra Pniak PRODUCTION MANAGER: Paweł Mantorski
PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko
PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus
Running time: 50 minutes
Year of Production: 2015