The Art of Loving. Story of Michalina Wislocka


The Main 1 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 4:35 PM
Uptown Theatre Mon, Apr 23, 2018 4:30 PM
The Main 1 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 1:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Sztuka kochania
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2017
Runtime:121 min
Festivals & Awards:Audience Award and Jury Diploma - Sputnik International Film Festival
Viewer's Choice Award - Seattle Spirit of Polish Cinema
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Be For Films
Director:Maria Sadowska
Producer:Krzysztof Terej
Cinematographer:Michal Sobocinski
Screenwriter:Krzysztof Rak
Editor:Jaroslaw Kaminski
Composer:Radzimir Debski
Principal Cast:Magdalena Boczarska
Piotr Adamczyk
Justyna Wasilewska
Eryk Lubox
Filmography:Woman's Day ('12)


Brilliantly adapted from Polish gynecologist and sexologist Michalina Wislocka’s own biography, The Art of Loving chronicles the life and career of a woman who inspired a revolution. Directed by Maria Sadowska, the film follows Wislocka through the research, release and rise of her self-help book The Art of Love, which would become a history-making text that overhauled how sex was viewed in Poland and the wider world. Opening up the conversation about love, sex and relationships, Wislocka’s work revolutionized Polish society, breaking down the barriers around “taboo” subjects in order to educate and enlighten.

The film, set across three decades, the 40s, the 50s, and the 70s, charts Wislocka’s road to publishing her book, through oppressive stereotypes, fear and ignorance. Wislocka’s work would open up discussions on intimacy and sexuality in a world that had kept both hidden.

Director Biography

Maria Sadowska The multitalented Maria Sadowska was born in Warsaw, 1975. As her alternative moniker “Marysia” she is a renowned Pop singer, beginning her career with the album Jutro in 1995. Along with her music, she is a director and actress, having written, directed and starred in the film Women’s Day (’12).


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