Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach, USA 2019, 136’
Polish premiere
Late Night The Irishman

Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver) are a couple of artists in love. They work together, live together, and raise their son together. They know everything about one another—where they leave their dental floss, the sorts of presents they like the most, what they like to read and what they can’t stand, which one of them likes to watch television. Having known each other for a number of years already, they can recognize even the smallest gestures and grimaces, and they know exactly what to expect. Being together, they’ve almost grown into a single organism, although they both have their own hidden dreams and ambitions buried deep inside. And the moment has finally arrived for those dreams and ambitions to come out. All you need is one good offer to—at least for a little while—break free of your routine, to feel the wind in your hair, to experience freedom. Is this the end for this perfect couple? Baumbach discusses in a tender and with sensitive way a long-term relationship in which the partners are starting to feel pressure. How should they deal with the growing distance between them in order to avoid suffering? He doesn’t find an answer to this question, but his search takes him closer to his viewers than ever before. Brian Tallerico from called Baumbach’s film  masterful and the performances by Johansson and Driver  stunning.

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is a director and screenwriter from New York. His The Squid and the Whale was nominated for an Oscar. His films often contain autobiographical elements. He wrote the scripts for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr. Fox together with Wes Anderson. He often works with his partner, Greta Gerwig. His films have been shown at the most important film festivals all over the world: Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and Venice. Marriage Story finished second in audience voting at the festival in Toronto, trailing only Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. Greenberg was shown at the first AFF, and Mistress America was shown at the sixth AFF.

Selected filmography

2007 Margot jedzie na ślub / Margot at the Wedding

2010 Greenberg

2012 Frances Ha

2015 Mistress America

2017 Opowieści o rodzinie Meyerowitz / The Meyerowitz Stories

2019 Historia małżeńska / Marriage Story

Cast & Crew

director Noah Baumbach
screenplay Noah Baumbach
cinematography Robbie Ryan
editing Jennifer Lame
music Randy Newman
cast Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda
producer Noah Baumbach, David Heyman
production Heyday Films, Netflix
Polish distributor Gutek Film/Netflix
language English
coloration colour
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