36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

Songs About Love

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US Premiere

A bittersweet black-and-white film about a young musician searching for his path in life, and a young waitress with a beautiful voice trying to build up the courage to perform. After a chance encounter, they fall in love and both face the same choice—between love and ambition. Robert is an aspiring musician who can’t earn the respect of his father, a famous actor. Alicja is a waitress whose remarkable vocal talent barely registers due a crippling stage fright.

Loosely based on the director’s own experience, Songs About Love is a poetic and lyrical tale, shot in a fluid style reminiscent of the French New Wave, and harkening back to the aching romance of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová in the beloved musical Once.

Introduction by Joe Fab (VAFF)



Thursday, November 3


6:20 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

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Film Info

Director: Tomasz Habowski

Runtime: 93 min

Year: 2022

Country: Poland

Language: Polish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Justyna Święs, Tomaszłosok, Andrzej Grabowski, Patrycja Volny

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