The Reliable System
Niezawodny system, 2008, 80 min.
Monaco International Film Festival
Angel Film Award for Alina Janowska for the best Female Actor,
Izabela Szylko for the Best Screenplay
Yerevan’s International Women’s Film Festival “KIN”
Best Film Award
Zimbabwe International Images Film Festival for Women
Best Actress Award for Alina Janowska
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.