Maszeńka dreams of a prima ballerina career. One day she runs away from her children’s home. Kordula, an eccentric social worker and a tattoo-enthusiast, follows her. Together they traverse Poland, from Bieszczady in the South to Gdańsk in the North, trying to reach a ballet school in time for the entry exam. Pursued by the police, they encounter a number of weird characters who help to fulfill the girl’s dreams. Her father goes after her as well, trying to find a way into her heart and to change his own life.
‘The heart and the sweetheart’ (dir. Jan Jakub Kolski) is a warm-hearted road movie about the strength of love and the power of dreams. It shows that sometimes it is worthwhile to stop for a second and rethink what is really important in life. And that it is never too late to go after one’s dreams.
Chicago Film Critics Award
"Jańcio Wodnik" - The Biggest Discovery Festival (Maria Blandzi)