4 May 2019

” Dolce fine giornata ” by Jacek Borcuch with Krystyna Janda and Kasia Smutniak in the lead roles with the main award in the Polish Feature Films Competition of the 12th Mastercard OFF Camera in Kraków. “Słodki koniec dnia” (Dolce fine giornata) in cinemas from 10th of May.

The jury, chaired by Oscar-winning Marcia May Harden, hailing “Słodki koniec dnia” (Dolce fine giornata) as the best Polish film, describing it as “elegant, yet provocative” and emphasizing the role of Krystyna Janda. Jacek Borcuch thanked cinematographer Michał Dymek from the stage, music author Daniel Bloom, producer Marta Habior and leading actress Krystyna Janda. The main prize is 300 thousand Polish zlotys for artists.


Trailer 1 for the film “Słodki koniec dnia” (Dolce fine giornata)

Trailer 2 for the film  “Słodki koniec dnia” (Dolce fine giornata)

Fragment of the film

– My protagonist is like Europe. Europe is like a wild animal which cannot be contained. In a way, this woman is devoid of morality. There is no stability, there is no security,” said Krystyna Janda about her character in an interview with Katarzyna Janowska.

The role of Maria Linde, the Nobel Prize winner and daughter of Holocaust survivors, an imigrant earned her the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

– Nowadays, silence is a consent and acceptance to what is happening. So we say loudly that we disagree. We talk loudly about our values, ideals, dreams and how we want to live,” said director Jacek Borcuch in an interview with TVN24.

Kasia Smutniak, in turn, emphasized what enchanted her in “Słodki koniec dnia” (Dolce fine giornata): – First of all, the script. I had an impression that this film fills a gap in European cinematography. (…) Jacek convinced me with his sensitivity and enthusiasm. And Krystyna, the possibility to play at the side of Krystyna Janda was something unique for me.

 “Słodki koniec dnia” (Dolce fine giornata) is a story about courage, power of words and complicated family relationships. The fear of the unknown and the passion for life. The film takes place in the Italian province, the Etruscan city of Volterra. Maria, a Polish poet, Nobel Prize winner and moral authority, has lived here for years. The world of protagonists is turned upside down when they receive shocking news of the terrorist attack in Rome. Maria’s intransigence and political inaccuracy turn out to have dramatic consequences.

In the role of Maria, we will see Krystyna Janda. Kasia Smutniak is playing the role of Maria’s daughter. The project involves an international cast including Antonio Catania, Lorenzo de Moor, Vincent Riotta and Robin Renucci.


The screenplay was written by Jacek Borcuch and Szczepan Twardoch. Daniel Bloom is responsible for the music. The soundtrack of “Słodki koniec dnia” (Dolce fine giornata) will be released on the market on 10th of May by Warner Music Polska. The producer of the film is NO SUGAR FILMS.






Cast: Krystyna Janda, Kasia Smutniak, Antonio Catania, Lorenzo de Moor, Vincent Riotta, Robin Renucci

Director: Jacek Borcuch

Cinematography: Michał Dymek

Screenplay: Jacek Boruch, Szczepan Twardoch
Production: No Sugar Films

Co-production: TANK, Motion Group, Aeroplan Studios

Partners: DI Factory

Distribution: NEXT FILM