Poland 2011, 23’ | Director, Screenplay Marta Minorowicz | DoP Paweł Chorzępa | Editor Przemysław Chruścielewski | Music Marcin Steczkowski | Production Andrzej Wajda Studio and Film School | Distribution Krakow Film Foundation

In Decrescendo, Marta Minorowicz shows us round a Care Home for Senior Citizens that is not just a place of sickness, loneliness and decay – though all of that is evident – but also, in an inimitably wondrous way, a place full a zest for life, happiness and beauty. And responsible for that aspect is Tomek, a young psychologist. When he jokes, play cards, makes music and smokes with the residents or when he dances with a former ballerina still seated … magical moments occur.


Marta Minorowicz graduated in theatre history and English philology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and gained a diploma in film direction at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. For over five years, she worked with TVN, a Polish TV channel, as a researcher and director of many social reports. For the Discovery History channel, she researched, wrote and directed the documentary film The Angel of Death.


Films by Marta Minorowicz
A Piece of Summer 2010 | The Angel of Death 2008


Awards for  ›Decrescendo‹
Special Mention, 51st Krakow Film Festival 2011



Marta Minorowicz
Documentary, Short Film