The Reliable System

Niezawodny system, 2008, 80 min.

The Reliable System (2008)

Awards

2009
Monaco International Film Festival

Angel Film Award for Alina Janowska for the best Female Actor,
Izabela Szylko for the Best Screenplay


2009
Yerevan’s International Women’s Film Festival “KIN”

Best Film Award


2009
Zimbabwe International Images Film Festival for Women

Best Actress Award for Alina Janowska

Production

Director Izabela Szylko
Screenplay Izabela Szylko
Cinematography Wojciech Staron
Music Grzegorz Turnau
Art Direction Marian Zawalinski
Producer(s) Wlodzimierz Niderhaus

Cast

Maria Alina Janowska
Leon Wojciech Siemion
Julian Szymon Bobrowski
Little Maria Katarzyna Cynke
Maria’s Father Piotr Fronczewski
Antique Dealer Wladyslaw Kowalski

Story

Maria is more than 80 years old. She comes from an aristocratic family that declined after the war. She lives humbly from her pension, alone in her studio apartment. Maria has a secret admirer whom she teaches French. She seems like an ordinary old lady. Yet nobody knows that Maria regularly plays roulette. In her life there is a secret related to gambling… and a diamond necklace.