Themerson & Themerson

She was a dreamer, he was a thinker.

He had a question, she was the answer.

Two people, once met and created the poetry of life and inspired generations of artists in Europe.

Franciszka and Stefan Themerson lived and worked together for almost 60 years, first in Poland, then in France to eventually settle in England. The only time when they were separated was the outbreak of the Second World War, but even then they remained connected.

The unusual love story of a unique creative couple from Poland.



Country of Production
UK, France, Poland

Year of Production

HDCam, DVCam, Digi Beta Pal

52 / 72 min

Wiktoria Szymanska

Luna W and 24 Images in co-production with ARTE and TVP

Original Language
English, Polish, French, Swedish

English, French, German

Festivals / Awards

Visions du Réel Nyon 2010
Era New Horizons FF Wroclaw 2010
DOK Leipzig 2010
Festival Sztuka Dokumentu Warsaw 2010 (Future of Media Award)
Univerciné FF Nantes 2010
Documenta Madrid 2011
Ars Independent FF Katowice 2011
Dokufest Prizren 2011