Volume 6/2014/2

Andrzej Ładyżyński
Love knows no boundaries. The study of contemporary Czech-Polish family relations inspired by the documentary entitled “Para mieszana.”

The article discusses Polish documentary film “Para mieszana” (“Mixed couple”). Film was released in 2005, directed by Kinga Dębska and Lenka Wimmerová. The document shows episodes of everyday life of four mixed couples living together in Czech Republic and Poland. Their life is shown on many levels: marriage, family and career. Every couple is in different stage of live, dealing with various difficulties. The article presents interpretation of family structure, language and space of their living activities as well as their world of values.

Key words: love; documentary film; family relationships; Czechs; Poles

doi: 10.2478/cphpj-2014-0015

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