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2015 High Falls Film Festival


Directed by Bartosz Prokopowicz

Poland / Drama / 95 mins / Polish with English subtitles

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The Little Theatre - #1
Saturday, November 14, 2015 2:00 pm


Combining surreal musical sequences and animation with deeply moving drama, Chemo is one of the strongest and most unusual films you’ll see this year. Thirty-year-old fashion photographer Benek is disgusted with his life and has chosen a date for his suicide, while beautiful and quirky Lena refuses to seek treatment for her cancer. Together they begin a delirious romance and soon their mutual obsession with death is transformed into a fight for life against a seemingly all-powerful enemy. Wildly imaginative and playful despite its melancholy tone, Chemo’s power is enhanced by the sensitive and remarkably convincing performances of its leading actors, Agnieszka Żulewska and Tomasz Schuchardt.

Synopsis written by Sid Rosenzweig


This film is recommended for audiences 13+


Tickets will be available online until 8am Sat Nov 14. We will have plenty of tickets available at the door.



Our community partner for Chemo is Gilda’s Club of Rochester

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Director's Bio

A leading Polish cinematographer, Bartosz Prokopowicz was born in 1972 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland. He is known for his work on The Debt (1999), The Collector (2005) and The Junction (1999).


Writer and Producer: Katarzyna Sarnowska

Dates & Times


The Little Theatre - #1
Saturday, November 14, 2015 2:00 pm