27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Between Us
Between Us
Between Us
Between Us
Between Us

Between Us

director: Dorota Proba
original title: Między nami
country: Poland
year: 2020
running time: 52 min.


Various forms of partnerships, love, and intimacy are examined in a detailed empathic study by a young female director. The film is riddled with themes of a lack of freedom, emotional scars from previous relationships, cheating, and gender fluidity. With the help of structured conversations between three couples, who read each other questions prepared by the director, and archival footage of their everyday family and romantic life, we gradually get a comprehensive picture of a contemporary love life. 


"Marcel: What are you most afraid of? 

Carolina: Spiders. And that you’ll end up leaving me.

from Between Us (32:00-32:06)

Q&A with the director of Between us Dorota Proba:


Dorota Proba was born in 1989 in Montreal. She studied scenography at the Warsaw Academy of Arts and completed a documentary film course at the Wajda School. She studied on a scholarship in Turkey and Indonesia. She is the creator of video clips, documentaries, and animated films and has worked as a set designer with a number of Polish theatres. The film Between Us was awarded Best Polish Film at the 2020 Docs Against Gravity film festival in Warsaw.

more about film

director: Dorota Proba
producer: Ewa Jastrzebska, Karolina Mroz, Jerzy Kapuściński, Wojciech Marczewski
script: Dorota Proba
photography: Weronika Bilska
editing: Katarzyna Orzechowska
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