Lady and Gardener

"Lady & gardener" is a thought-provoking short film that vividly portrays the absurdity of social class distinctions and the artificial facades they create. The story revolves around an upper-class woman and a gardener, serving as allegorical representations of societal divisions.

Set against the backdrop of a luxurious villa, the film juxtaposes the lady's opulent lifestyle with the gardener's humble work attire. Through a playful prank, the gardener challenges the established norms, prompting contemplation about the roles people play.

As the narrative unfolds, a pivotal question arises: What if the boundaries between classes were blurred? The lady and gardener unwittingly embark on a role reversal, stripping away external appearances and exposing their shared humanity. The film highlights the transformative power of perception and questions the validity of social hierarchy.

"Lady & gardener" captivates viewers with its exploration of how easily roles can be switched, making it evident that true equality transcends material markers. The film concludes with the lady and gardener, now standing on equal footing, sharing laughter and camaraderie, demonstrating that empathy and understanding are more significant than the illusions of class and privilege.

  • Piotr Smolenski
  • Piotr Smolenski
  • Piotr Smolenski
  • Piotr Smolenski
  • Katarzyna Smolenska
  • Marcin Wojcik
    2nd Director
  • Michal Szewczykowski
    Stage Manager
  • Pavel Samokhin
    Music composer
  • Samokhin Band
  • Anna Binkowska-Witosławska
    Key Cast
  • Jerzy Nasierowski
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 2, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Piotr Smolenski

Director, cinematographer and a scriptwriter.

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