M jak miłość

Directed by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, Kinga Lewińska, Michał Wnuk, Agnieszka Trzos, and Michał Węgrzyn

It is definitely the most popular drama series in Poland, in which we follow the life of the multi-generation Mostowiak family.

The story begins with an elderly couple, Lucjan and Barbara, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their marriage, at their home in Grabin, accompanied by four of their adult children. Małgosia, the youngest of the children, fails to pass her admission exams to a university, which is a devastating experience for her. Marek, the only son of the couple, returns after a year spent in Germany, while Marta, a single mother with a son, is having a successful career as a judge, in Warsaw. The third daughter in the Mostowiak family is Maria, who lives with her husband and twin sons, Piotr and Paweł (Marcin and Rafał Mroczek), in a small town in Gródek.

In the series, we can see an actress born in Toruń, namely Małgorzata Kożuchowska, a popular artist, who played the character of Hanka  Mostowiak, in the period from 2000 to 2011. Since 2019, featured in the series is another actor originating from Toruń, Sławek Uniatowski, who portrays Leszek Krajewski.

The originator behind the series and its screenwriter in the years 2000-2007 was Ilona Łepkowska, a well-known writer.

Lubostroń, Wenecja, Żnin

Episodes 1158, 1159

In episodes 1158 and 1159 of the series, you can see shots filmed in Lubostroń, Wenecja, and Żnin. All three locations are shown during a short excursion organised by Paweł Zduński (Rafał Mroczek) for his wife and daughter. The scenes were shot inside the historic palace in Lubostroń, where Paweł organises a photo shoot for her wife, and in Żnin, where the family goes to see the sugar factory located on ul. Śniadeckich and the market square with the historic Tower. There is also a number of scenes filmed near the castle of Mikołaj Nałęcz in the village of Wenecja. The extras filmed in the episodes shot in the region of Pałuki were actual residents of Żnin and its surrounding areas.

Trivia

  • Shooting for the television series started on 25th August 2000.
  • The first episode was released on 4th November 2000, on TVP2 Television Channel.
  • To this day, the total of 1522 episodes have been filmed.
  • The film takes places in Piaseczno, Warsaw, in the village of Grabina, Lipnica, and Gródek.
  • The house located in Grabina is just a model, and all the scenes taking places inside have actually been made inside a shooting house.

Information on the series

M jak miłość

Poland 2000-2020, TV series

Directed by: Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, Kinga Lewińska, Michał Wnuk, Agnieszka Trzos, Michał Węgrzyn, and others

Screenplay: Alina Puchała, Marta Kuszewska, Paweł Jurek, and others

Cinematography: Piotr Bernat, Tomasz Wójcik, Jan Budzowski, and others

Music: Sebastian Krajewski

Produced by: MTl Maxfilm

Cast: Rafał Mroczek, Marcin Mroczek, Teresa Lipowska, Katarzyna Cichopek, Anna Mucha, Mikołaj Roznerski, Barbara Kurdej-Szatan, Dominika Ostałowska, Robert Moskwa, Małgorzata Pieńkowska, Sławomir Uniatowski, and others

Selected Awards

Telekamera Awards – awards in the best drama series and best actress categories for Małgorzata Kożuchowska (2004); Telekamera Awards – awards in the drama series category for best actor (Witold Pyrkosz) and best actress (Małgorzata Kożuchowska) (2005); Telekamera Awards – award in the best drama series category (2006); Platinum Telekamera Award (2007); Telekamera Awards – award in the best actress category for Barbara Kurdej-Szatan (2015); Telekamera Awards –award in the best actor category for Mikołaj Roznerski (2020)

Important people

Małgorzata Kożuchowska
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Małgorzata Kożuchowska

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