A friendship that can change one’s life – “Johnny” in cinemas from the 23rd of September. See the teaser and the poster

“Johnny” is a heart-tugging film based on a true story about how everyone deserves a second chance. When Patryk is given a chance by father Jan Kaczkowski, he does not suspect that this opportunity will completely transform his life. The main roles will be played by Dawid Ogrodnik and Piotr Trojan. These two actors will be joined on the set by, among others: Anna Dymna, Witold Dębicki, Maria Pakulnis and Marta Stalmierska. We present you with the poster and teaser of the film, which will hit the screens on the 23rd of September.

– I wrote this story to convince even the most depressed person that starting a new, happy life is possible even if in the most extreme and unimaginable circumstances. It is a story where life and love prevail. A true story – says Maciej Kraszewski, the screenwriter.

The role of father Jan Kaczkowski, who is a person admired by the religious community and atheists alike, will be played by Dawid Ogrodnik. Patryk Galewski will be played by Piotr Trojan, who has been repeatedly awarded for his part in “25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda”. Oher actors we will see on the screen include, among others: Magdalena Czerwińska, Anna Dymna, Maria Pakulnis, Marta Stalmierska, Witold Dębicki, Michał Kaleta and Joachim Lamża.

– Jan was exceptional because of his straightforward attitude towards religion, which, in his opinion, was mostly about having deep respect for other people and, what is even more important, about acting based on love towards another person – says Dawid Ogrodnik about the character he plays.

– As usual when playing real-life characters, the role is not easy, but Patryk is a fantastic character to play. A hooligan, criminal, student, teacher, chef, father, nurse. Patryk is composed of all these different roles – he is more than just a single character. The role, which seemed to be simple, turned out to be extremely complicated. It was full of significant changes and internal contrasts — comments Piotr Trojan on the character he plays.

The director of the film is Daniel Jaroszek, who up to this moment has carried out projects in the advertising industry. “Johnny” will be his first feature film. Daniel has three Advertising Creators Club swords for projects he has done with Papaya Films.

The film is produced by Robert Kijak (NEXT FILM). The co-producers include: TVN, Grupa Moderator Studio Filmowe, Warmia Resport, Rafał Różański, Visual Work Rebel Media, Dawid Podsiadło, Maciej Woć, Sebastian Kwiatkowski, Aneta Graff-Dąbrowska, Abstraction Plan, Dreamsound, Cineline, Maciej Kraszewski and Dobra Robota.

The film is made in collaboration with the family of father Jan and the Jan Kaczkowski Foundation.

The executive producer of the film is Festival Group sp. z o.o., and the distributor is NEXT FILM.

Co-financing:


 

JOHNNY

Premiere: 23/09/2022

“Johnny” is a true story that inspires and touches people’s hearts. It is told from the perspective of father Jan Kaczkowski’s protégé – Patryk Galewski, a boy with a difficult start in life.

Patryk breaks into a house in a small town. He is sentenced to community service at the hospice in Puck, where he meets father Jan Kaczkowski, who is quite an unusual person. The priest engages young boys from the vocational school who seem to be tough and rebellious, into helping the sick. In his work, he focuses on intimacy, affection and the struggle to establish a connection with other people. He teaches empathy. And he does it with a great sense of humour, which gains him huge popularity. Shortly afterwards, father Jan becomes a patient himself. Patryk is put in a position that will change his entire life.

Starring: Dawid Ogrodnik, Piotr Trojan, Magdalena Czerwińska, Anna Dymna, Maria Pakulnis, Marta Stalmierska, Witold Dębicki, Michał Kaleta, Joachim Lamża

Director: Daniel Jaroszek

Screenplay: Maciej Kraszewski

Producer: Robert Kijak

Co-producers: Anna Waśniewska-Gill, Rafał Różański, Adam Gudell, Łukasz Niedźwiecki, Joanna Oziębała, Dawid Podsiadło, Maciej Woć, Sebastian Kwiatkowski, Piotr Modzelewski, Marek Czeredys, Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak, Tadeusz Król, Mateusz Szulc, Stefan Krzyżanowski, Aneta Graff-Dąbrowska, Agnieszka Rossa, Maciej Kraszewski, Marcin Perzyna, Agnieszka Porzezińska

Cinematography: Michał Dąbal PSC

Set design: Karolina Rączka

Costumes: Zofia Komasa

Make up: Liliana Gałązka

Casting director: Konrad Bugaj

Editing: Maciej Kozłowski

Sound: Sebastian Brański, Wojciech Mielimąka, Marcin Kasiński

Music: Michał Kush

Production manager: Michał Lipski

Line producer: Anna Orska-Olszewska

Executive producer: Marcin Perzyna, Agnieszka Porzezińska

Production: NEXT FILM

Co-financing: The Polish Film Institute

Distribution: NEXT FILM

 

 

The shooting of the “Kleks Academy” will start soon

Although the shooting of the “Kleks Academy” directed by Maciej Kawulski will start in the summer, the project already evokes positive emotions. Today, we will reveal to you a few facts about the film and present the actors playing the main roles! Ambroży Kleks will be played by Tomasz Kot and Ada Niezgódka – by an actress debuting on the big screen – Antonina Litwiniak.

                                                                   

WELCOME TO OUR FAIRY-TALE

On the 31st of May, there was a press conference regarding the “Kleks Academy”. The numerous journalists attending the meeting and fans of the magical story written by Jan Brzechwa were introduced to, among others, the leading actors – Tomasz Kot, who will play the role of Ambroży Kleks, and Antonina Litwiniak, starring as Ada Niezgódka.  The conference was opened by Robert Kijak, the president of Next Film and the distributor of the film, who promised that he would do his best to make sure that the “Kleks Academy” was screened in every cinema in Poland.

– It is a challenging task for me, but challenges make you know you’re alive. It is a huge honour because I absolutely adore Mr Kleks as played by Piotr Fronczewski, but I have to admit that there is also a little bit of pressure. The fact that I can enter the film set and be a part of this film, which was such an important highlight of our childhood, is an exceptional experience because it carries a tremendous emotional charge for my generation – said Tomasz Kot, who will star as Mr Kleks.

ADA

“Kleks Academy” is a modernised version of the classic fairy tale by Jan Brzechwa, whose form and content are addressed to children but can also engage older viewers, who still remember the cult-classic version from the 1980s. The film depicts a seemingly ordinary girl, Ada Niezgódka, who finds her way into the eponymous Academy to explore the world of fairy tales, imagination and creativity. With the help of a crazy, talented teacher, professor Ambroży Kleks, she develops her unique abilities and also stumbles upon a clue that will help her unravel the biggest secret of the family…

– I feel all these different emotions at the same time, particularly excitement, because it has always been my dream to be an actor. That is why the things I am doing now and the way we work on this project are the fulfilment of that dream – said Antonina Litwiniak, who stars as Ada Niezgódka, during a conference.

 

MORE THAN JUST A FILM

The makers of the film emphasise its educational aspect. The Kleks Academy will be an international school, with students from all over the world.

– We are making a film for the children, we are not trying to convince schools to go to the cinemas because the book is a part of the required reading list. We want people to watch it two or three times simply because it is great fun. The educational aspect we propose is just as modern and innovative as the whole production – says the director and producer of the film, Maciej Kawulski.

The press conference was also attended by Omenaa Mensah, who represented the charity partners of the film, Omenaa Foundation and Rafał Brzoska Foundation, and who also emphasised the educational values of the “Kleks Academy” and related projects.

– The Kleks Academy is the school of your dreams for any young person. Mr Kleks is a smart, charismatic teacher, who emphasises the importance of personal growth and imagination. His school shows opportunities and supports, teaching tolerance without making judgements. It does not exclude anyone. These values are very dear to me, and I try to uphold them in the work I do at the foundation – said Omenaa Mensah, the president of the Omenaa Foundation – That is why I was so happy to become a partner on the film. We plan special programmes, workshops and activities connected with the Academy, both at my foundation and at the foundation of my husband – the Rafał Brzoska Foundation – which is just starting its operations and is dedicated to talented youth.

The film was also discussed by a representative of LEGO – the partner of the film – Beata Kucejko, marketing director for Poland, Baltic countries and the Ukraine, who described the future partnership in the following words:

– We have a unique opportunity to associate a cult-classic piece of history with a cult-classic brand. Both of them take us into the world of fantasy, adventures and fun and encourage us to develop our abilities, showing us the strength of imagination and creativity. In the modernised adaptation of Mr Kleks, the protagonist will be a girl, and this fact is consistent with the communications of Lego, where we emphasise that the choices of children should be based on their passions and needs, not gender. Lego blocks are a universal toy, and we can draw satisfaction from creating and exploring our own creativity regardless of age. By partnering with the producers of Mr Kleks, we will be able to reach a wider audience because the children will be accompanied at the cinemas by their parents or even grandparents. We are all very interested to see this new version of the adventures of Mr Kleks!

The unique character of the “Kleks Academy” was also discussed by Grzegorz Pietraszewski – the co-producer of the film and the owner of the Bajka Pana Kleksa (Mr Kleks’ Fairy-tale Land) theme park.

– Ever since the park was opened in Katowice, I have had the opportunity to experience the universal appeal of Professor Kleks and his Academy on a daily basis. I have been telling everyone for years that if Jan Brzechwa had been born in London and J.K. Rowling in Warsaw, children all over the world would now be getting excited about the adventures of Ambroży Kleks rather than Harry Potter. This novel has been waiting way too long for its contemporary cinematic version. I am convinced that – by working so long and hard on the new film – we will be able to make something the children will love, and children are the reason we are making this film in the first place.

The press conference was also attended by Piotr Fronczewski, who played the eponymous Mr Kleks six times on the big screen. The actor has symbolically passed the baton to his successor. The conference was hosted by Dorota Wellman.

The “Kleks Academy” will be produced by Open Mind Production and co-produced by Bajka Pana Kleksa. The film will be distributed in Poland by NEXT FILM.

 

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“Kleks Academy”

Leading actors: Tomasz Kot (Ambroży Kleks), Antonina Litwiniak (Ada)

Director: Maciej Kawulski

Screenplay: Krzysztof Gureczny

Cinematographer: Bartłomiej Cierlica

Producers: Maciej Kawulski, Tomasz Wardyn

Production: Open Mind Production

Co-production: Bajka Pana Kleksa

Distribution: NEXT FILM

Partners: InPost, MIASTO Katowice, LEGO

Charity partners: Omenaa Mensah Foundation, Rafał Brzoska Fundation

Official website of the film: http://kleksacademy.com

The premiere of “Fucking Bornholm” at Mastercard Off Camera Festival. Watch trailers of the film.

The premiere of “Fucking Bornholm” directed by Anna Kazejak is taking place today at the Mastercard Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema. The main characters of the film – beautiful, forty years old and in crisis – will experience a May Day Picnic that is far from idyllic. Watch trailers of the film.

What is the genesis of “Fucking Bornholm”? – The idea was born from the lives and observations of my friends. I’ve traveled on vacations in RVs and trailers and I have many good and some bad memories associated with it. At some point, there also came a time when our relationship began to shake on its foundations and some of the situations that viewers will see in the film took place during our trips. So, what inspired me to write the script was the life – mine and my friends’. – says director and co-screenwriter Anna Kazejak.

Agnieszka Grochowska says: – I hope that viewers expecting the cinema to show stories that are interesting, profound, ones that contain the strange, absurd elements that are so present in our lives, will want to see this film.

The film is produced by Friends With Benefits Studio. The co-producers are TVN Discovery Group, Pomerania Film and Empik Go. The film is based on the Empik Go audio play. Distribution in Poland: NEXT FILM.

“Too Old For Fairy Tales”- a record-breaking family film opening

Waldek, his crazy aunt and his overprotective mother stole the hearts of the audience. The opening weekend of Kristoffer Rus’ “Too Big for Fairy Tales” (“Za duży na bajki”) brought a record-breaking result for the Polish family cinema. #ChildrenHavePower

“Too Old for Fairy Tales” was well received by audiences and critics – acclaimed as a smart, valuable, yet enjoyable and entertaining film. The story of Waldek, played by the excellent Maciej Karaś, has already been seen by 45,000 viewers, with a record number of over 33,000 during the opening weekend. This is the best result among all Polish family productions after 1989.

When Kristoffer Rus started working on the film, he had no doubts whatsoever in its success:

“I have three kids, so I knew there weren’t enough movies for young people. When I read the script, it felt like it was finally going to be a smart, funny movie that says about things that are important in life, and is also going to be fun and something to talk about when you leave the theater.”

The production has involved actors with an established professional position and great sympathy of the audience – Karolina Gruszka, Dorota Kolak and Andrzej Grabowski, but the most noteworthy are the creations by young talents – Maciej Karaś, Patryk Siemek and Amelia Fijałkowska – these are names that we will hear about more than once.

The screenplay for the film is based on the book of the same title and written by its author, Agnieszka Dąbrowska. The book has received so much positive feedback from parents and teachers that it has even been hailed as a must-read for children. The reissued edition of the book and the audiobook, read by Bartłomiej Topa, have just been released. You can listen to its excerpt here:

Audiobook

 The main character of the film is Waldek (Maciej Karaś), and his life, filled mainly with computer games, faces a real earthquake. While his mother (Karolina Gruszka) is away, he is left in the care of his crazy and unpredictable aunt (Dorota Kolak), who introduces a new discipline and imposes new responsibilities on him. However, even though this extraordinary relative treats Waldek to a real survival camp, the boy learns the most valuable lesson of his life from her.

The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and co-produced by the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission. The film is produced by Pokromski Studio.

Jan Holoubek starts shooting his next feature film!

The shooting of a new film directed by Jan Holoubek (“25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda”) begins, with a star-studded international cast. “Doppelgänger. Sobowtór” is another production of TVN Grupa Discovery. The film is announced to be released in 2023. The production has received funding from the Polish Film Institute.

 

Jan Holoubek is one of the most acclaimed directors of the younger generation, his debut feature film “25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda” (“25 lat niewinności. Sprawa Tomka Komendy”) won plenty of awards and critical recognition. The director is again inspired by true stories. In “Doppelgänger. Sobowtór” the plot will center around identity theft.

For me, the most important layer of the film, hidden underneath the crime story, is the psychological one considering identity. “Doppelgänger. Sobowtór” is the story of losing it. I find the parallelism of the characters experiencing this almost simultaneously fascinating. This is a genre psychological thriller that takes us back to a fascinating time in the late 1970s and the beginning of the decade that followed. It plays out on both sides of the Iron Curtain at the same time. The main character settles in France, taking advantage of the comforts and freedoms that the prosperous West had to offer, and blends into the local community as part of an intelligence effort. In the background of the main plot, there is the “great story” of the turn of the decades – the events of August ’80, the dark years of martial law and finally the time of transformation. This is an extremely compelling period for me – Jan Holoubek, the director of the film.

“Doppelgänger. Sobowtór” is inspired by true stories of Polish special agents in the People’s Republic of Poland who used to steal other peoples’ identities and build false relationships along with their spy careers on them.

There were not many such intelligence agents of the People’s Republic of Poland. Only the best and most intelligent individuals with nerves of steel succeeded in the art of living with false personal details. “Duplicate” is the highest level of spy initiation. It is estimated that there were only fifteen such agents in the 1970s. Our character, played by Jakub Gierszał, was one of them. Preparations for the film took almost two years, and the start of shooting was preceded by long, meticulous documentation done by the director and the crew, as well as international castings – Anna Waśniewska, producer of the film, TVN Discovery Group.

This is already my second film, on a much larger scale, which is being made with a grant from the Polish Film Institute. I would like to thank the experts and the head, Radosław Śmigulski, for this support – adds the director of the film, Jan Holoubek.

Starring the excellent Jakub Gierszał and Emily Kusche known from the TV series “Sloborn”. The cast: Tomasz Schuchardt, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja, Andrzej Seweryn, Katarzyna Herman, Nathalie Richard, Joachim Raaf and Jessica McIntyre.

The film will be shot in Warsaw, Tricity, Bydgoszcz, Wrocław and Riga, Latvia.

The film is distributed by NEXT FILM.

“8 Things You Don’t Know About Men” – a premiere with stars, the film arrives in theaters on January 28

The official premiere of the film “8 Things You Don’t Know About Men” (“8 rzeczy, których nie wiecie o facetach”) directed by Sylwester Jakimow took place in Warsaw. Alicja Bachleda Curuś, Mikołaj Roznerski, Maciej Zakościelny, Piotr Głowacki and Katarzyna Skrzynecka, among others, attended the event. The film will be released nationwide on January 28. 

What is the movie “8 Things You Don’t Know About Men”, the follow-up to the 2016 comedy hit, about? What followed the proverbial “they lived happily ever after”? The sequel of the comedy about male “weaknesses,” Ricky (Zbigniew Zamachowski) struggles with a creative crisis, Jarosław (Piotr Głowacki) with panic attacks, Filip (Paweł Domagała) goes crazy on the stock market, Stefan (Leszek Lichota) tries to control his anger, and Kordian (Maciej Zakościelny) tries to put his broken heart back together. Tomek (Mikołaj Roznerski) is the only one of his friends who continues to dare to fulfill his dreams. And he ends up getting into trouble because of it. Apart from Basia (Alicja Bachleda Curuś) and Zosia (Joanna Jarmołowicz), known from the previous part, a completely new character – mysterious Pestka (Karolina Bruchnicka) – will be drawn into the vortex of guys’ craziness.

The first part of the series, “7 Things You Don’t Know About Men” ( (“7 rzeczy, których nie wiecie o facetach”) was seen in theaters by 1.1 million viewers, during the first TV broadcast – 3.2 million. The production also reigned supreme on VOD services and streaming platforms in Poland.

“8 Things You Don’t Know About Men” was directed by Sylvester Yakimov. Alina PuchałaAdam Musielski and others were responsible for the script. The comedy is an MTL Maxfilm production. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

See the poster of “Eggnog 4” and meet the new characters

– I want the audience to fall in love with Marlenka’s mother – says Dorota Stalińska, who stars as a new character of “Kogel Mogel [Eggnog]” and creates an unforgettable duo with Katarzyna Skrzynecka. Other actors we will see on the screen include, among others, Marian Opania and Karol Strasburger. “Koniec świata czyli Kogel Mogel 4 [The End of the World. Eggnog 4]” will hit the big screen on the 7th of January.

– I play an ageing Don Juan, a fraudster looking for a rich woman – says Marian Opania. – The script is really well-written, I loved it from the very beginning – he adds.

Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska will play the role of the legendary Kasia Zawada for the fourth time: – The first parts of “Kogel Mogel [Eggnog]” were filmed about 30 years ago. Since then, we have all changed. I am no longer the same Kasia, I am no longer 20. I am really happy that this enormous audience that so appreciated previous parts of the film and was really looking forward to the sequel will finally get to see the fourth part. For me, as an actor, it is a great opportunity to play a slightly older character. Kasia has a son, her mother has got old, and the world has changed – it is an interesting role to play and share with the viewers.

There is also much going on in the lives of the younger characters of “ Koniec Świata [The End of the World]” – there is a marriage proposal, but there are problems as well. The relationship of Marcin (Nikodem Rozbicki) and Agnieszka (Aleksandra Hamkało) is put to the test because of the heartbroken lover, Bożenka (Anna Mucha).

Aleksandra Hamkało comments on the character she plays: – The life of Agnieszka in “Kogel Mogel 4[Eggnog 4]” is different from the one presented in the previous part. She has to face completely new challenges, and I have a feeling, that she has also changed a little bit. Not too much, though, as she is still a funny character – a little bit of a goof and a drama queen. She has this incredible ability to create chaos everywhere she goes.

 

THE END OF THE WORLD. EGGNOG 4

The love of Agnieszka and Marcin flourishes, just like the feeling between Kasia and professor Wolański. Grandma Solska dreams only about the wedding of her only grandson… But the happiness of the young Zawada boy is interrupted by his old lover, Bożenka. Wolańska decides to completely change her life and disappears in mysterious circumstances. The peace of Piotruś and Marlenka is disturbed by an unexpected visit of a mother from overseas… And some very embarrassing photos kick off a series of events. We will witness the real end of the world!

 The cast of the fourth part of “Eggnog” once again includes: Nikodem Rozbicki, Aleksandra Hamkało, Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska, Ewa Kasprzyk, Zdzisław Wardejn, Katarzyna Skrzynecka, Maciej Zakościelny, Anna Mucha, Katarzyna Łaniewska, Paweł Nowisz, Małgorzata Rożniatowska, Wiktor Zborowski, Joanna Jarmołowicz and Wojciech Solarz. They were joined by (among others): Dorota Stalińska, Marian Opania and Karol Strasburger.

The previous part of the series, i.e. “Miszmasz czyli Kogel Mogel 3 [Eggnog 3]”, was seen in the cinemas by almost 2.4 million viewers. “Koniec świata czyli Kogel Mogel 4 [The End of the World. Eggnog 4]” was directed by Anna Wieczur. It was produced by MTL Maxfilm. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

 

Premiering on: 7 January 2022

Cast: Nikodem Rozbicki (Marcin), Aleksandra Hamkało (Agnieszka), Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska (Kasia), Ewa Kasprzyk (Wolańska), Zdzisław Wardejn (Wolański), Katarzyna Skrzynecka (Marlenka), Maciej Zakościelny (Piotruś), Dorota Stalińska (Marlenka’s mum), Anna Mucha (Bożenka), Katarzyna Łaniewska (Solska), Paweł Nowisz (Goździk), Małgorzata Rożniatowska (Goździkowa), Wiktor Zborowski (county head), Joanna Jarmołowicz (policewoman), Wojciech Solarz (policeman), Mayu Gralińska-Sakai (Mary), Marian Opania (Leopold Kapusta), Karol Strasburger (Kazimierz Janik)

Director: Anna Wieczur

Screenplay: Ilona Łepkowska

Cinematography: Jan Cybis

Set design: Katarzyna Piąstka

Editing: Marceli Majer GMP

Costumes: Anna Męczyńska

Make up: Janina Dybowska-Person

Music: Atanas Valkov, Krzysztof A. Janczak

Sound: Adam Szmit, Kacper Habisiak MPSE, Marcin Kasiński MPSE

Producer: Tadeusz Lampka, Ilona Łepkowska
Production: MTL Maxfilm

Distribution: Next Film

Co-financing: The Polish Film Institute

“The End Of The World. Eggnog 4” – the iconic comedy is coming back on the screens! See the film trailer

The iconic comedy series “Kogel Mogel [Eggnog]” is coming back to the cinemas! The fourth part, “Koniec świata czyli Kogel Mogel 4 [The End of the World. Eggnog 4]”, will premiere already on the 7th of January. The audience will see further events from the lives of the characters known from the previous parts, but they will also meet new characters who boldly enter the world of the Zawada and Wolański families. We present you with the trailer of the film.

 

PLOT

The love of Agnieszka and Marcin flourishes, just like the feeling between Kasia and professor Wolański. Grandma Solska dreams only about the wedding of her only grandson… But the happiness of the young Zawada boy is interrupted by his old lover, Bożenka. Wolańska decides to completely change her life and disappears in mysterious circumstances. The peace of Piotruś and Marlenka is disturbed by an unexpected visit of a mother from overseas… And some very embarrassing photos kick off a series of events. We will witness the real end of the world!

OUR OLD ACQUAINTANCES AND NEW CHARACTERS

The cast of the fourth part of “Kogel Mogel [Eggnog]” once again includes: Nikodem Rozbicki, Aleksandra Hamkało, Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska, Ewa Kasprzyk, Zdzisław Wardejn, Katarzyna Skrzynecka, Maciej Zakościelny, Anna Mucha, Katarzyna Łaniewska, Paweł Nowisz, Małgorzata Rożniatowska, Wiktor Zborowski, Joanna Jarmołowicz and Wojciech Solarz. They were joined by (among others): Dorota Stalińska, Marian Opania and Karol Strasburger.

The film will dedicate more time to the love story of the couple who won the hearts of the viewers – Marlenka (Katarzyna Skrzynecka) and Piotruś (Maciej Zakościelny) – who will be accompanied by the colourful character of the mother.

– At first, we did not know who would play the role of Marlenka’s mother. We had an audition for the role. When Dorota Stalińska appeared and did splits during the screen tests, we were impressed. We knew that she was perfect for the role – says Ilona Łepkowska, who wrote the screenplay for every film from the series.

The previous part of the series, i.e. “Kogel Mogel [Eggnog 3]”, was seen in the cinemas by almost 2.4 million viewers. “Koniec świata czyli Kogel Mogel 4 [The End of the World. Eggnog 4]” was directed by Anna Wieczur. It was produced by MTL Maxfilm. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

THE END OF THE WORLD. EGGNOG

Premiering on: 7 January 2022

Cast: Nikodem Rozbicki (Marcin), Aleksandra Hamkało (Agnieszka), Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska (Kasia), Ewa Kasprzyk (Wolańska), Zdzisław Wardejn (Wolański), Katarzyna Skrzynecka (Marlenka), Maciej Zakościelny (Piotruś), Dorota Stalińska (Marlenka’s mum), Anna Mucha (Bożenka), Katarzyna Łaniewska (Solska), Paweł Nowisz (Goździk), Małgorzata Rożniatowska (Goździkowa), Wiktor Zborowski (county head), Joanna Jarmołowicz (policewoman), Wojciech Solarz (policeman), Mayu Gralińska-Sakai (Mary), Marian Opania (Leopold Kapusta), Karol Strasburger (Kazimierz Janik)

Director: Anna Wieczur

Screenplay: Ilona Łepkowska

Cinematography: Jan Cybis

Set design: Katarzyna Piąstka

Editing: Marceli Majer GMP

Costumes: Anna Męczyńska

Make up: Janina Dybowska-Person

Music: Atanas Valkov, Krzysztof A. Janczak

Sound: Adam Szmit, Kacper Habisiak MPSE, Marcin Kasiński MPSE

Producer: Tadeusz Lampka, Ilona Łepkowska
Production: MTL Maxfilm

Distribution: Next Film

Co-financing: The Polish Film Institute

“Magic Fern Flower” – see the first photos from the film

The age of Greek heroes and Egyptian gods has come to an end. Slavic mythology has arrived big time! All because of “Magic Fern Flower” – an adventure fairy tale, which has just finished shooting. The hypnotising world of the old pagan myths of the Slavic people will be introduced by: Janusz Chabior, Piotr Głowacki, Sebastian Stankiewicz and Laura Breszka (among others). The film is directed by Sebastian Kwidzyński and Marta Filipiak, and it will hit the screens in 2023.

 

OLD POLISH BELIEFS AND FOLK LEGENDS

“Magic Fern Flower” is an exciting story intended for children and their parents alike. Based on a fairy tale by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, the film will additionally feature characters from Slavic mythology. In addition to the main character, Jacek, who will be looking for the mythic flower, you will also get to see a Lubberkin, Will-o’-the-wisp, the devil Rokita or a Striga.

Persuaded by the herbalist, Jacek goes out in search of the fern flower. According to Slavic beliefs, the flower will bestow eternal fortune onto anyone who finds it. The boy is poor, and he wants to use the flower to save his sick sister. To do so, he will have to face the many dangers of the forests. Including cunning demons. Jacek’s greatest fight, however, will be with himself. Will he be able to find the fern flower and stay true to his values?

– We were asked many times why we had decided to film “Fern Flower” in particular. The answer is simple: we wanted to go back to the world of childhood, magic and fairy tales. “Fern Flower” is a tale about the first steps and choices, about the path to maturity and about desire and love. These are the challenges many people have to face when they are young – says the producer, Marta Filipiak.

A SUSTAINABLE CREATION

“Magic Fern Flower” is a combination of excellent acting, advanced computer techniques and enormous, handcrafted sets – a cave sprawling across over a dozen meters or dozens of scenery sets showing dark forests, swamps or villages. In the spirit of sustainable production, all parts of this magic world were created mainly by using materials from recycling and upcycling.

Everyone wanted to star in a film made with vision and passion. The cast of the film includes Janusz Chabior, Piotr Głowacki, Sebastian Stankiewicz, Laura Breszka and Jerzy Bończak (among others). The main character, Jacek, is played by Staś Kotwicki, who is making his debut on the big screen.

The screenplay was written by Katarzyna Płońska, and the film was directed by Sebastian Kwidzyński and Marta Filipiak. Although all three of them have produced films and shows for many years, this is the first time they get to write and direct a feature film. “Magic Fern Flower” is produced by Fundacja Czarny Karzeł. Co-producers include Grupa Moderator Studio Filmowe Sp. z o.o., Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych and Fixafilm Sp. z o.o. The film will be distributed by NEXT FILM.

“Magic Fern Flower” will hit the screens in 2023.

 

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MAGIC FERN FLOWER

PREMIERING ON: 2023

Starring: Staś Kotwicki, Janusz Chabior, Piotr Głowacki, Sebastian Stankiewicz, Laura Breszka, Jerzy Bończak, Lech Dyblik, Kuba Golla, Karolina Piechota, Szymon Mysłakowski, Mateusz Grydlik

Director: Sebastian Kwidziński, Marta Filipiak

Screenplay: Katarzyna Płońska

Cinematography: Łukasz Owczarzak

Set design: Marta Filipiak

Make up: Paula Celińska, Agnieszka Hodowana

Costumes: Marta Filipiak

Editing: Piotr Kmiecik

Music: Paweł Mykietyn

Production manager: Piotr Noszczyk

Producer: Fundacja Czarny Karzeł

Executive producer: Marta Filipiak

Creative producer: Marta Filipiak

Co-production: Grupa Moderator Sp. z o.o. , FixaFilm Sp. z o.o., WFDiF

Distribution: NEXT FILM

“Too Old for Fairy Tales” – the last day of shooting

The shooting for “Too Old for Fairy Tales”, a film directed by Kristoffer Rus, has just ended. It is a sensitive tale about a boy who has to face difficult issues and take a big step into the grown-up world. The story is told in a language that is understandable and attractive to modern kids. Its young characters are trying to join a big video game tournament, but, on their way to victory, they realise that their passion for video games is less important than the power of love and friendship. The main children’s roles will be played by the following new actors: Maciej Karaś, Patryk Siemek and Amelia Fijałkowska, who will be joined on the set by Karolina Gruszka, Dorota Kolak and Andrzej Grabowski. The film will hit the screens next year.

I am very happy that we are taking our younger audience seriously. The whole team approached this project with a determination to create a smart but entertaining film that would not be intended solely for children. Now, after we have finished shooting, I am confident that our main actor will win the hearts of our audience. He is a very talented new actor, something that is quite rare in Polish cinema” – says Kristoffer Rus, the director.

“We always aim to create a film that is fun but also tackles an important issue… I am deeply convinced that we have managed to pull it off this time. This is a smart, dynamic and amusing story, told from the perspective of a very special character, and it will certainly win the hearts and minds of audiences of all ages” – adds Mikołaj Pokromski, the producer.

A spoiled ten-year-old boy, Waldek (Maciej Karaś) wants to join the largest European video game tournament. It seems that the illness of his mum (Karolina Gruszka) and his eccentric aunt (Dorota Kolak) will prevent him from fulfilling his dream, but, unexpectedly, it is because of these circumstances that the boy will gain something more valuable than a win in the gaming tournament. The screenplay was written by Agnieszka Dąbrowska herself, and it was based on her eponymous book. The book attracted a lot of positive attention from teachers and parents, and it was even dubbed as a must-read for the latter and their children.

The film is co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej and co-produced by Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy. The producer of the film is Pokromski Studio.

“Too Old for Fairy Tales”

Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Dorota Kolak, Andrzej Grabowski, Maciej Karaś, Patryk Siemek, Amelia Fijałkowska

Director: Kristoffer Rus

Producer: Mikołaj Pokromski

Screenplay: Agnieszka Dąbrowska 

Cinematography: Jan Rus Słomiński

Set design: Aleksandra Kierzkowska

Costumes: Pola Gomółka

Make up: Waldemar Pokromski, Marta Szczerkowska

Sound: Grzegorz Kucharski, Jarosław Sadowski

Editing: Marcin Konarzewski

Co-financing: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Co-production: Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa, Województwo Mazowieckie

Production: Pokromski Studio

“Johnny” – Dawid Ogrodnik and Piotr Trojan in the first pictures from the film about father Jan Kaczkowski

The filming of “Johnny” by Daniel Jaroszek has just ended. The film tells the story of father Jan Kaczkowski, the founder of an in-home hospice in Puck, an extremely popular priest, vlogger and author, who was breaking all stereotypes. The main characters from the film are played by Dawid Ogrodnik and Piotr Trojan. Other actors we will see on the screen include, among others: Maria Pakulnis and Joachim Lamża. 

 

BIG HEART AND OPEN MIND

“Johnny” is a true story that inspires and touches people’s hearts. It is told from the perspective of father Jan Kaczkowski’s protégé – Patryk Galewski, a boy with a difficult start in life.

Patryk breaks into a house in a small town. He is sentenced to community service at the hospice in Puck, where he meets father Jan Kaczkowski, who is quite an unusual person. The priest engages young boys from the vocational school who seem to be tough rebels, into helping the terminally ill. In his work, he focuses on intimacy, affection and the struggle to establish a connection with other people. He teaches empathy. And he does it with a great sense of humour, which gains him huge popularity. Shortly afterwards, father Jan himself becomes a patient in the hospice. Patryk is put in a position that will change his entire life.

– It is not a story about building the hospice or fighting a terminal disease. “Johnny” is an emotional rollercoaster that alternately makes you laugh and cry, is both scary and touching. The plot leads us from extremely dark moments through a battle with oneself and the outside world to finding meaning and hope in life. The viewers will be overwhelmed with emotions not only while watching the film but also many hours later – says the director, Daniel Jaroszek, about the film.

AUTHORS

The role of father Jan Kaczkowski, who is admired by the religious community and atheists alike, will be played by Dawid Ogrodnik. Piotr Trojan, who has been repeatedly awarded for his part in the film “25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda”, will star as Patryk. Other actors we will see on the screen include, among others: Maria Pakulnis, Anna Dymna, Joachim Lamża and Witold Dębicki. The author of the screenplay is Maciej Kraszewski. The director of the film is Daniel Jaroszek, who up to this moment has carried out projects in the advertising industry. “Johnny” will be his first feature film. Daniel has three Advertising Creators Club swords for projects he has done with Papaya Films.

The film producer is Robert Kijak (NEXT FILM). The co-producers are TVN SA, Grupa Moderator Studio Filmowe sp. z o.o., Warmia Resport Spółka z o.o.OpenMedia Rafał Różański, Visual Work Rebel Media sp. z o.o., Pressprom Sebastian KwiatkowskiPUR PUR – Dawid Podsiadlo Maciej Woć, Abstraction Plan sp. z o.o. Sp.k., Dreamsound sp. z o.o., Cineline s.c., KRASZEWSKI FILM – Maciej Kraszewski and Dobra Robota sp. z o.o.

The film is created in collaboration with the family of father Jan and the Jan Kaczkowski Foundation.

The executive producer of the film is Festival Group sp. z o.o., and the distributor is NEXT FILM. 

 

THE LAST DAY OF SHOOTING

On the last day of shooting “Johnny”, the family of father Kaczkowski appeared on the set: the parents – Helena and Ziuk Kaczkowski, siblings – Magdalena Sekuła and Filip Kaczkowski, friends – Patryk and Żaneta Galewski, Anna Labuda – the head of the Puck hospice, Jurek Owsiak, the volunteers and employees of the hospice in Puck and Father Jan Kaczkowski Foundation. Hanna Pruchniewska, the mayor of Puck, and Jacek Karnowski, the president of Sopot, also made their appearance.

The shooting began in August and took place in outdoor locations in Konstancin, Puck and Sopot, among others. The cinema premiere is scheduled for autumn 2022.

 

 

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JOHNNY

Starring: Dawid Ogrodnik, Piotr Trojan, Maria Pakulnis, Joachim Lamża, Anna Dymna, Witold Dębicki

Director: Daniel Jaroszek

Screenplay: Maciej Kraszewski

Cinematography: Michał Dąbal PC

Set design: Karolina Rączka

Make up: Liliana Gałązka

Costumes: Zofia Komasa

Casting director: Konrad Bugaj

Editing: Maciej Kozłowski

Music: Michał Kush

Production manager: Michał Lipski

Producer: Robert Kijak

Production: NEXT FILM

Co-production: TVN SA, Grupa Moderator Studio Filmowe sp. z o.o., Warmia Resport Spółka z o.o., OpenMedia Rafał Różański, Visual Work Rebel Media sp. z o.o., Pressprom Sebastian Kwiatkowski, PUR PUR – Dawid Podsiadlo Maciej Woć, Abstraction Plan sp. z o.o. Sp. k., Dreamsound sp. z o.o., Cineline s.c., KRASZEWSKI FILM – Maciej Kraszewski, Dobra Robota Sp. z o.o.

Executive producer: Festival Group sp. z o.o

Distribution: NEXT FILM

“Autumn Girl” – poster and first teaser of a film about the scandal queen of the Polish cinema

“She never felt ashamed, that was just the way she was” – says Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, the director of “Autumn Girl” when talking about Kalina Jędrusik. The legendary Polish sex symbol was portrayed by Maria Dębska. This long-expected film is coming out in cinemas on 12 November. It will be screened before the official release during the New Horizons Film Festival in Wrocław and at the Main Competition of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. We present you with the poster and first film teaser of “Autumn Girl”.

The biggest sex symbol of the Polish People’s Republic

Warsaw, the 1960s. Millions of Poles sit in front of their black-and-white TV screens.

Suddenly, someone appears and draws their attention. It is Kalina Jędrusik (Maria Dębska) – a phenomenal actress and singer who brings colour into this grey, dreary reality. She shines with her grace and sex appeal, leaving men electrified and women outraged. She is the first sex symbol in the Polish People’s Republic, the Polish Marilyn Monroe.

Kalina refuses to give in to what is expected of women in her times. She lives by her own rules, and this is not always appreciated by the prudish society and certain influential people in power. She is involved in many scandals, lives in a ménage à trois with her husband, Stanisław Dygat (Leszek Lichota) and Lucek (Krzysztof Zalewski), makes controversial statements and wears outfits that radiate sex appeal, causing her to become one of the most controversial figures in the Polish People’s Republic. And yet, the biggest scandal in her career is still to come…

“Autumn Girl” depicts an important part of the life of Kalina Jędrusik, who is obviously one of the biggest icons of the Polish pop culture. It is a story of the highs and lows of her turbulent career, her proudest and most embarrassing moments. Her own story is accompanied by the bigger picture – the wild parties of the cream of the contemporary society.

The cast will also include other landmark figures of the Polish cultural scene: Kazimierz Kutz (Borys Szyc), Tadeusz Konwicki (Paweł Tomaszewski) or founders of the Elderly Gentlemen’s Cabaret – Jeremi Przybora (Rafał Rutkowski) and Jerzy Wasowski (Dariusz Basiński).

The poster was prepared by GRAVIKA | Helena Hauswirt.

 

The dazzling 1960s.

– We made everything we could to make sure that the world shown on the screen seemed very real. The cinema-goers should want to find themselves on the other side of the screen and enjoy a sip of vodka – says Maria Dębska. – It is wonderful that the sixties are not shown to be dreary, rainy or foggy; instead, they dazzle you with their lights, neon glow and bewitching charm – she adds.

The protagonist of “Autumn Girl” was a symbol of sex appeal, independency, rebellion and joie de vivre. She was a nonchalant woman who would not be bothered just because she made the wrong impression on someone. She was not afraid to outrage people or cause controversy, and she did not much care if anyone did not like what she was doing – says Katarzyna Klimkiewicz.

Pre-release screenings

The first pre-release screenings of the film are scheduled to take place already this August. The film will be shown at the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław (12–22 August). In September, “Autumn Girl” will try for the Golden Lions in the Main Competition of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (20–25 September).

“Black Sheep” trailer already avaliable

Making decisions that can turn our world upside down is not easy. However, you can’t avoid maturity and responsibility forever. The characters from “Black Sheep”, a bitter-sweet comedy, have to face some serious dilemmas. The members of the Gruz family are at the turning point of their lives… Will every character find their own path to happiness? We present you with the official trailer of “Black Sheep”, a film directed by Aleksander Pietrzak (produced by the TVN Discovery Group). The film will hit the cinemas on 13 August.

Watch the trailer

czarna owca, kamil szeptycki, włodzimierz press, agata różycka

czarna owca, kamil szeptycki, paweł plewa, michał sikorski

czarna owca, magdalena popławska, arkadiusz jakubik

 

The audience coming to the cinema to watch “Black Sheep” will easily identify with the characters. The film is about problems that we all have to deal with, even if we do not want to talk about them or we are scared to do so. The relations between the members of the Gruz family, despite the light tone of the film, make us reflect on our own lives. 

“There is no such thing as a perfect family. The members of my family in the film cannot communicate with one another and tend to hide their needs deep inside. I believe these are the main reasons why they have reached a major turning point of their lives” – explains Arkadiusz Jakubik, who plays the father of Tomek (played by Kamil Szeptycki). The role of the mother, Magda, is played by Magdalena Popławska, who described the relations between the characters as follows: “The problem of this family is the immaturity of its members. Magda is immature because she has been living a lie for many years. Her husband is immature because he cannot confront reality. And their son, Tomek, is simply still an immature kid”. In the film, apart from Popławska and Jakubik, we will see Kamil Szeptycki, Agata Różycka, Anna Cieślak, Anna Smołowik and Włodzimierz Press.

 

Watch the video

“Black sheep” is a bitter-sweet story about a modern family where everybody is fed up with something. When troubles, conflicts and desires that have been repressed for many years finally explode, everybody starts to live their own life. Or at least they think they do… Will they find their path to happiness? It is a film about bonds that are impossible to break. It gives humorous answers to many important questions regarding family relations and growing up.

Aleksander Pietrzak, director:

The film touches upon many topics, such as the choice between career and family, growing into the role of a father, the problems with finding yourself in a completely new life situation, but it mostly deals with the fact that when a child makes bonds, they last forever. Laughter and crying are the two most beautiful emotions. This is exactly what we get from a comedy drama and, hopefully, will also get from “Black Sheep”.

Anna Waśniewska-Gill, producer:

It is a universal story about growing up that everyone can identify with. It humorously depicts the intergenerational differences, problems caused by miscommunication and the fear of showing your true feelings. We wanted to show the truth about a family and different moments in the life of a small community. Funny moments, but sometimes also sad and scary ones. After the really difficult experience that we all have been sharing for a year now, we are aware that people long for positive emotions, and we are sure that “Black Sheep” by Alek Pietrzak can evoke such emotions.

“Black Sheep”

in cinemas as of 13 August 2021

Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Magdalena Popławska, Kamil Szeptycki, Agata Różycka,
Anna Cieślak, Anna Smołowik and Włodzimierz Press

Director: Aleksander Pietrzak
Screenplay: Bartosz Kozera
Cinematography: Mateusz Pastewka
Casting director: Marta Kownacka
Producer: Anna Waśniewska
Executive producer: Rafał Ulicki
Production: TVN Discovery Group

“Black Sheep” in cinemas as of 13 August. Watch now the teaser trailer for the film by Aleksander Pietrzak.

Magdalena Popławska, Arkadiusz Jakubik and Kamil Szeptycki in a film about a family whose every member is put to the test. Sometimes, a single word can bring about a series of consequences, and one decision can change the fate of an entire family… Still, changes do not always have to be bad, do they?

In the film, apart from recognised and established actors, we will see talented representatives of the younger generation. Tomek, a popular youtuber, is played by Kamil Szeptycki. He is the one to tell the story of the Gruz family, and his comments accurately reflect upon the important events in the life of the family.

In the film, we will see a few people known to YouTube and Instagram fans, such as Cyber Marian, Danny Ferreri, Dziki Trener, Martyna Pysia or Kinga Sawczuk.

“Black Sheep” will hit the in cinemas on 13 August.

“Black Sheep” is a bitter-sweet story about a modern family where everybody is fed up with something. When troubles, conflicts and desires that have been repressed for many years finally explode, everybody starts to live their own life. Or at least they think they do… Will they find their path to happiness? It is a film about bonds that are impossible to break. It gives humorous answers to many important questions regarding family relations and growing up.

 

Aleksander Pietrzak, director:

The film touches upon many topics, such as the choice between career and family, growing into the role of a father, the problems with finding yourself in a completely new life situation, but it mostly deals with the fact that when a child makes bonds, they last forever. Laughter and crying are the two most beautiful emotions. This is exactly what we get from a comedy drama and, hopefully, will also get from “Black Sheep”.

 

Anna Waśniewska-Gill, producer:

It is a universal story about growing up that everyone can identify with. It humorously depicts the intergenerational differences, problems caused by miscommunication and the fear of showing your true feelings. We wanted to show the truth about a family and different moments in the life of a small community. Funny moments, but sometimes also sad and scary ones. After the really difficult experience that we all have been sharing for a year now, we are aware that people long for positive emotions, and we are sure that “Black Sheep” by Alek Pietrzak can evoke such emotions.

 

“Black Sheep”

in cinemas as of 13 August 2021

Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Magdalena Popławska, Kamil Szeptycki, Agata Różycka, Anna Cieślak, Anna Smołowik and Włodzimierz Press

Director: Aleksander Pietrzak

Screenplay: Bartosz Kozera

Cinematography: Mateusz Pastewka

Casting director: Marta Kowacka

Producer: Anna Waśniewska-Gill

Executive producer: Rafał Ulicki

Production: TVN Discovery Group

“In-laws”– Ostaszewska, Dorociński, Kuna and Woronowicz in the comedy of the year! Watch the trailer.

“In-laws” are a crazy story about what can happen when you finally lose your temper. It is not just another romantic comedy – it is a film about the confrontation of two different worlds that will make you laugh even if you haven’t been to a wedding in quite a while. The main cast includes Maja Ostaszewska, Marcin Dorociński, Izabela Kuna and Adam Woronowicz. The film directed by Kuba Michalczuk will premiere on 10 September. You can watch the trailer today.

APPEARANCES VS. REALITY

 

Is the wedding party a sure-fire disaster if the wedding is cancelled? Certainly. And what a disaster it is! Everything sets the two families apart – their background, status, wealth and taste. Initially, the parents of the groom (Maja Ostaszewska and Marcin Dorociński) and the bride (Izabela Kuna and Adam Woronowicz) are simply shocked. What happened? Who is responsible for this? What about the wedding party? Should we welcome the guests? Let the music play? Pour drinks? Who will cut the cake? From one word to the next, pleasant smiles turn into a nasty public quarrel. That’s when the real shocker comes… In the meantime, the wedding party grows really wild. And no one seems to be missing the bride and groom.

 

A COMEDY THAT TURNS THE SPOTLIGHT ON OURSELVES

– The film pokes fun at ourselves, just like the cult comedies we all love as audience – says Kuba Michalczuk, director. – The contrast between war and people having fun is the highlight of every scene. This is the narrative theme of the entire film, which makes you laugh whenever these two elemental forces clash with each other – he adds.

Izabela Kuna, who plays the mother of the supposed bride, emphasises: – I recommend the film to anyone who has ever been or will be to a wedding party.

– There are certainly some myths and stereotypes about wedding parties, but, just like everything else, I am sure that wedding parties can take on many different forms. The wedding party in the „In-laws”, however, is something the audience should see for themselves – there will certainly be plenty of laughs as well as a time for reflection – says Marcin Dorociński. – The supporting characters are a particularly enjoyable part. All the aunts and uncles have been brilliantly cast, they are simply hilarious – he adds.

 

CAST & CREW

The cast includes Maja Ostaszewska (“Klangor”, “Magnezja”, “(Nie)znajomi”), Marcin Dorociński (“Pitbull. Last Dog”, “The Queen’s Gambit”, “Rose”, “Jack Strong”), Izabela Kuna (“Nieobecni”, “Overclockers”, “Ladies”) and Adam Woronowicz (“Mayday”, “Diagnoza”, “The Butler”).

“In-laws” has been produced by AKSON STUDIO (“Panic Attack”, “Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight”, “Never Cry”) and co-produced and distributed by NEXT FILM (“Dial W for Murder”, “How I Became a Gangster. True Story”, “365 Days”, “Dolce Fine Giornata”). The film is directed by Kuba Michalczuk, a talented ad director – “In-laws” will be his first feature film. The screenplay has been written by Marek Modzelewski. The cinematographer is Michał Englert. The producer of the film is Michał Kwieciński, and the executive producer – Małgorzata Fogel Gabryś.

 

IN-LAWS

Premiering on: 10 September 2021

Cast: Maja Ostaszewska, Marcin Dorociński, Izabela Kuna, Adam Woronowicz

Director: Kuba Michalczuk

Screenplay: Marek Modzelewski

Cinematography: Michał Englert PSC

Set design and interior design: Marta Zając, Jakub Zwolak

Editing: Wojciech Włodarski PSM

Costumes: Katarzyna Lewińska

Make-up: Liliana Gałązka, Ludmiła Krawczyk

Sound: Błażej Kafarski

Executive producer: Małgorzata Fogel Gabryś

Producer:  Michał Kwieciński
Production: Akson Studio

Co-production: Next Film

Distribution: Next Film

Co-financing: Polish Film Institute

“Fucking Bornholm” – first photos from the film set

The film by Anna Kazejak titled “Fucking Bornholm” is being shot at the moment. The film’s main actors are Agnieszka Grochowska, Maciej Stuhr, Jaśmina Polak and Grzegorz Damięcki. Magnus Krepper will make a guest appearance. The project is going to be presented in the prestigious New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes programme at the Marché du Film fair during the 74th Cannes Film Festival. We present the first photos from the film set.

Fucking Bornholm” is a picture of the generation of today’s 40-year-olds, a contemporary comedy drama that touches upon the topic of identity in the times where all models known so far have become irrelevant.

A group of friends are taking their kids to a traditional long weekend getaway on the Danish island of Bornholm, just like they did for many years. An incident between the children will spark a new crisis in their relationship. Each couple seems happy, but are they really? Maybe they’re just keeping up appearances?

This is how the project is described by the director and co-writer, Anna Kazejak: – I believe that this is a tremendous opportunity to tell a universal, moving story about people struggling against their own nature and wrestling with the existing conventions. The film deals with responsibility for the children and for the “other half”. It is also very important that the tone of the film is light and, at times, humorous because we wanted this story to be told in the form of a mixture between drama and comedy instead of a sombre drama.

Marta Lewandowska, the producer of the film, adds: – The story shown in the film makes it easy for the audience to identify with the characters. Since it deals with family relations, which is something we are all familiar with, it allows the viewers to confront the events on the screen with their own experience. The film will show the consequences of failing to talk honestly with the people you care about the most.

In the words of the organisers of the New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes programme: – The Goes to Cannes programme is intended for the most important festivals to show films of their choosing, which do not yet have any sales agents, distributors or specific festival premiere date, to the members of the international film industry.

The film is produced by Friends With Benefits Studio. Co-producers include TVN and Empik Go, which produced “Fucking Bornholm” in 2020 in the form of an audio show. Distribution in Poland: NEXT FILM.

The film is scheduled to premiere on the big screen in 2022.

 

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Fucking Bornholm”

Cast: Agnieszka Grochowska, Maciej Stuhr, Jaśmina Polak, Grzegorz Damięcki, Magnus Krepper

Director: Anna Kazejak

Screenplay: Filip Kasperaszek, Anna Kazejak

Producer: Marta Lewandowska

Production:  Friends With Benefits Studio

Cinematography: Jakub Stolecki

Set design: Katarzyna Sobańska & Marcel Sławiński

Costumes: Dorota Roqueplo

Co-production: TVN, Empik Go

Distribution in Poland: Next Film

The film has been co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

“Dial W For Murder” – see the trailer of the wickedly funny crime comedy!

Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes – the perfect investigators? In the comedy film “Dial W For Murder”, the perfect detective is actually two characters! One of them is Magda (Anna Smołowik), the girl next door, who knows all the rules of crime stories, and the other is Jacek (Paweł Domagała), a police commissioner who faints at the sight of blood. The story of their investigation starts with an earthquake and is followed by rising tension. The film directed by Piotr Mularek will have its premiere on the 18th of June. Today, we present you with a trailer of the film.

– “Dial W for Murder” is a colourful, old-school crime comedy. I play Magda, a perfect wife and a mother of two who lives in Podkowa Leśna. Magda cannot forget about a mysterious case that happened many years ago. When she accidentally discovers a body in the village, she starts to feel an urge to solve the mystery and put her world back together. Commissioner Sikora, portrayed by Paweł Domagala, starts an investigation to find the perpetrator. Our characters try to solve the case, each of them in their own individual way. They clash with each other as often as they support one another – says Anna Smołowik.

– Sikora is the boy next door who has spent his entire life in Podkowa. Everybody knows and likes him, but nobody treats him seriously – says Paweł Domagała about the character he plays. – It is a rare occasion for an actor to star in a genre film where he can play around with extravagant form. It is always a big adventure for an actor. I recommend “Dial W for Murder” to all people who want to watch a fun, intelligent, charming film – he adds.

In this engaging whodunnit comedy, you will get to see the top Polish actors. Along with Anna Smołowik and Paweł Domagała, the cast includes: Piotr Adamczyk, Rafał Królikowski, Dorota Segda, Szymon Bobrowski, Olga Sarzyńska, Przemysław Bluszcz, Przemysław Stippa, Jacek Knap, Emma Giegżno, Sandra Herbich and Jowita Budnik.

The director and co-writer of the film is Piotr Mularuk. “Dial W for Murder” is based on an eponymous novel by Katarzyna Gacek.  The author is also a co-writer of the film.

 

DIAL W FOR MURDER

Premiering on: 18 June 2021

 Peaceful life in a small village, Podkowa Leśna, is disrupted by a murder. The body of the victim, a young woman, is found by Magda, a housewife and crime novel enthusiast. The investigation is conducted by police commissioner Jacek Sikora. Unfortunately, he does not have the mind of a true detective, unlike Magda. When it turns out that the victim wore a “W”-shaped pendant that belonged to a long lost friend of Magda, she decides to solve the case on her own. And that means constantly interrupting the work of the incompetent commissioner. There are many suspects, but little evidence. The clues lead to the most prominent citizens of Podkowa and even to the sheikh of Qatar… Will Magda and commissioner Sikora uncover the truth and solve the mystery of the murder?

“Black Sheep”, a film by the TVN Discovery Group, in cinemas and on Player this year!

This summer, cinema-goers will get to see a bitter-sweet story about a modern family whose every member has to unexpectedly start their life all over again. “Black Sheep”, directed by Aleksander Pietrzak, is a warm and moving story in an innovative form – told from the point of view of a young youtuber. The film stars, among others, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Magdalena Popławska and Kamil Szeptycki!

“Black Sheep” is a warm and moving comedy drama about bonds that are impossible to break. The film tries to give a humorous answer to many important questions regarding family relations and growing up.

Magda (Magdalena Popławska) and Arek (Arkadiusz Jakubik) have been successfully married for 25 years, and they take care of a sick grandfather (Włodzimierz Press). They live with their son (Kamil Szeptycki), who has been in a long relationship with his girlfriend – Asia (Agata Różycka). It seems everything is fine – a typical family. But when you look closer…

Magda, a teacher in a catholic high school, is hiding from everyone the fact that she prefers women, Arek has not been able to find a job for a long time now, and Tomek, a popular youtuber, is motivated mainly by self-interest. The trouble starts when Magda, tired of living a secret life, decides to follow her heart and triggers a cascade of events. Asia breaks up with Tomek, the grandfather disappears, and Arek has problems with getting his life back on track. When troubles, conflicts and desires that have been repressed for many years finally explode, everybody starts to live their own life. Or at least they think they do… Will every character find their own path to happiness?

The film touches upon many topics, such as the choice between career and family, growing into the role of a father, the problems with finding yourself in a completely new life situation, but it mostly deals with the fact that when a child makes bonds, they last forever. Laughter and crying are the two most beautiful emotions. This is exactly what we get from a comedy drama and, hopefully, will also get from “Black Sheep” – says the director, Aleksander Pietrzak.

It is a universal story about growing up that everyone can identify with.  It humorously depicts the intergenerational differences, problems caused by miscommunication and the fear of showing your true feelings. We wanted to show the truth about a family and different moments in the life of a small community. Funny moments, but sometimes also sad and scary ones. When we were working on “Black Sheep”, we tried to keep the balance, which is essential for such genres as comedy drama or black comedy. After the really difficult experience that we all have been sharing for a year now, we are aware that people long for positive and warm emotions, and we are sure that Alek Pietrzak’s “Black Sheep” can evoke such emotions – says the producer, Anna Waśniewska-Gil.

The cast includes Arkadiusz Jakubik (“Silent Night”, “The King of Warsaw”), Magdalena Popławska (“Prime Time”, “Usta, usta”), Kamil Szeptycki (“Stones for the Rampart”), Agata Różycka (“39 and Half Weeks”), Włodzimierz Press (“Four Tank-Men and a Dog”), Anna Cieślak (“Szadź”) i Anna Smołowik (“Dial W for Murder”, “Letters to M. 4”).

“Black Sheep” was produced by the TVN Discovery Group and distributed by NEXT FILM. The film’s screenwriter is Bartosz Kozera (“Pod powierzchnią”), the director – Aleksander Pietrzak (“Juliusz”, “Strong Coffee Isn’t That Bad”), cinematographer – Mateusz Pastewka (“Juliusz”), production manager – Krzysztof Łojan (“25 Years of Innocence”). The film’s producer is Anna Waśniewska-Gil (“25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda”), and the executive producer is Rafał Ulicki.

“Black Sheep” will be in cinemas all over Poland this summer, and at the end of the year, it will debut on the player.pl platform!

“Dial W For Murder” with a A-list stars coming to cinemas in June! See the poster

“Dial W for Murder” (dir. Piotr Mularuk) is a brilliant crime comedy with an investigation story in the style of Agatha Christie. In cinemas since 18 June. The cast includes, among others: Anna Smołowik, Paweł Domagała, Piotr Adamczyk, Rafał Królikowski, Dorota Segda, Szymon Bobrowski, Przemysław Bluszcz, Olga Sarzyńska and Jowita Budnik. Today, we present you with the official film poster and behind-the-scenes footage.

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Peaceful life in a small village, Podkowa Leśna, is disrupted by a murder. The body of the victim, a young woman, is found by Magda, a housewife and crime novel enthusiast. The investigation is conducted by police commissioner Jacek Sikora. Unfortunately, he does not have the mind of a true detective, unlike Magda. When it turns out that the victim wore a “W”-shaped pendant that belonged to a long lost friend of Magda, she decides to solve the case on her own. And that means constantly interrupting the work of the incompetent commissioner. There are many suspects, but little evidence. The clues lead to the most prominent citizens of Podkowa and even to the sheikh of Qatar… Will Magda and commissioner Sikora uncover the truth and solve the mystery of the murder?

“Dial W for Murder” stars top Polish actors. The role of the main character, Magda, was played by Anna Smołowik and the role of commissioner Sikora – by Paweł Domagała. Other cast includes: Piotr Adamczyk, Rafał Królikowski, Dorota Segda, Szymon Bobrowski, Olga Sarzyńska, Przemysław Bluszcz, Przemysław Stippa, Jacek Knap, Emma Giegżno, Sandra Herbich and Jowita Budnik.

The director and co-writer of the film is Piotr Mularuk. “Dial W for Murder” is based on an eponymous novel by Katarzyna Gacek.  The author is also a co-writer of the film.

– “Dial W for Murder” has a title with a twist, an intriguing criminal mystery and characters you cannot help but fall in love with. It is also funny and witty. Piotr Mularuk transformed
my book into a charming, pleasant and intelligent film. I could have never imagined a better adaptation. I highly recommend it! – says the author of the book and co-writer of the film.

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DIAL W FOR MURDER

Premiering on: 18 June 2021

 

Cast:  Anna Smołowik, Paweł Domagała, Przemysław Stippa, Jacek Knap, Olga Sarzyńska, Rafał Królikowski, Dorota Segda, Szymon Bobrowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Emma Giegżno, Sandra Herbich, Przemysław Bluszcz, Jowita Budnik

Director: Piotr Mularuk

Screenplay: Katarzyna Gacek, Piotr Mularuk

Cinematography: Adam Bajerski

Executive producer: Agnieszka Sieradzka

Set design: Natalia Giza

Editing: Agnieszka Glińska

Costumes: Dorota Roqueplo

Make-up: Marta Tesche-Klimek

Sound: Miłosz Jaroszek

Soundtrack: Jan P. Muchow

Producers: Piotr Mularuk, Agnieszka Sieradzka
Production: Yeti Films

Co-production: Kino Polska, Black Photon, Rosco Polska, Dreamsound

Partners: Podkowa Leśna Town Hall, ATM System, Panek

Co-financing: Polish Film Institute
Distribution: Next Film

‘Loving Vincent’ team drops teaser for new movie ‘The Peasants’. New Europe picks up world sales rights.

BreakThru Films, the animation studio behind the Oscar® nominated ‘Loving Vincent’ and Oscar® winning ‘Peter & The Wolf’ has commenced principal photography on their new film ‘The Peasants’ based upon the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Wladyslaw Reymont. The film will be directed by Oscar® nominated director Dorota Kobiela and will be produced in the same painting technique as her previous film ‘Loving Vincent’. Today the studio dropped the concept teaser for the new movie, which once again brings paintings to life to tell a powerful emotional story.

’The Peasants’ is a tragic story of a peasant girl Jagna forced to marry a much older, wealthy farmer Boryna, despite her love for his son Antek. With time, Jagna becomes the object of envy and hate of the villagers and has to fight to preserve her independence. Set in the Polish countryside on the cusp of the 19th and 20th Centuries, the story’s dramatic turns tie into the changing seasons, hard labour in the fields and traditional local holidays.

After years of working on a film about Vincent van Gogh I felt a strong need to tell a story about women: to show their struggles and their passion and their strength.  – says Dorota Kobiela, the screenwriter and director of the movie.

‘The Peasants’ will be produced by Breaktru’s Sean Bobbitt and Hugh Welchman, who also co-wrote the script. The movie will use the same painting technique that won the hearts of fans around the world with ‘Loving Vincent’, which was also nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA and made $52m at the global box office. It is the most successful Polish film of all time at the international box office.

 

Initially, we will shoot the movie with actors, and then paint each frame as a separate oil painting.  More than sixty painters will work in three studios to complete the 79,000 frames making up the film. – explains Tomasz Wochniak, line producer at BreakThru Films.

 

The epic novel of Wladyslaw Reymont will be brought to life using the popular realist and pre-impressionist paintings from the 19th Century, with an emphasis on the Young Poland Movement and the works of such artists as Józef Chełmoński, Ferdynand Ruszczyc and Leon Wyczółkowski. The team feels that this style perfectly reflects the spirit of the book.

The film’s premiere is planned for late 2022. World sales for the movie are handled by Jan Naszewski’s New Europe Film Sales, responsible for the international success of movies, such as Oscar® nominated Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa and Cannes-winning ‘Rams’ by Grimur Hakonarsson and Valdimar Johansson’s upcoming ‘Lamb’ starring Noomi Rapace. The company will be preselling the film at the market in Toronto.

 

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The Screenwriter and The Director – Dorota Kobiela

 

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Dorota Kobiela was awarded the Minister of Culture scholarship for special achievements in painting and graphics. Simultaneously with attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, she joined the Warsaw Film School, Directorial Faculty in 2004.

Dorota Kobiela is the originator, writer, director and editor of the movie ‘Loving Vincent’; the world’s first and only fully painted feature film, hand painted by over 100 oil-painting animators. ‘Loving Vincent’ won Best Animation Feature Film at the European Film Award, the 20th International Shanghai Film Festival, and over 40 other awards around the world. The film was nominated for an Oscar®, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and made $52m at the global box office. It is the most successful Polish film of all time at the international box office. Dorota is a member of the American, European and Polish Film Academy. She works at the art commission of the Polish Film Institute. She has been professionally associated with the studio Breakthru Films for 10 years.

The Producer – BreakThru Films studio

 

The Peasants’ is being produced by Breakthru Films (Poland). Founded by Hugh Welchman, BreakThru Films is a prize-winning film and animation production company, based in Gdansk, with offices in Lodz, Warsaw and London. BreakThru established its reputation with its slate of prize-winning shorts which have collected over twenty international awards & nominations, including two BAFTA nominations, an official selection at Cannes, the Annecy Cristal and Annecy Audience awards, Canal+ Prize, TCM prize, the Rose D’ Or as well as an Oscar for Best Short Animation Film for ‘Peter & The Wolf’.

 

The latest production of the studio – ‘Loving Vincent’ won worldwide success and picked up 24 Audience Awards at film festivals, including the coveted Annecy Cristal at the world’s biggest animation festival, and was nominated as best feature animation in the world’s most prestigious award events including The Oscars and the Golden Globes.

Breakthru Films – Hugh Welchman (Producer/Co-Writer)

A graduate of Oxford University, the UK’s National Film and Television School, Hugh has produced 16 short films and two feature films for his company Breakthru Films, winning over 60 prizes at international festivals, including the 2008 Best Short Animation Oscar for ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and European Film Award for ‘Loving Vincent’.

Stars at the premiere of “How I Became a Gangster. True Story”

The premiere of the film “How I Became a Gangster. True Story” took place in the Helios Blue City Cinema in Warsaw. The filmmakers took part in the event, including the leading actor, Marcin Kowalczyk, and his partnering actors Tomasz Włosok, Natalia Szroeder, Natalia Siwiec, Józef Pawłowski, Janusz Chabior and Piotr Rogucki. We also had the chance to see the invited stars, including Blanka Lipińska, Mamed Khalidov, Eryk Lubos, Karolina Gilon, Klaudia El Dursi, Basia “Candy Girl” Hetmańska, Magdalena Pieczonka and Katarzyna Wołejnio. The film will be released on 3rd January. The first pre-release screenings start on 25th December.

“We will show the contrast, the clash of cruel people with ordinary human situations – this is what’s most interesting in this film. Not only from a psychological point of view, but also from the perspective of this criminal organisation’s structures. Our characters are torn by emotions and if these emotions start to rule these men, they will also rule the structures at the end of the day. Our main character is a man who was cruel once, but has survived it all and now is free only because he was capable of feelings. These emotions, these feelings and people shown in the film took him on a journey to the universe where he was able to survive and live,” says the film director, Maciej Kawulski.

See the trailer

“How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is a film about friendship and love in the times when letting your emotions take over may be fatal. Only two people really matter in the life of our protagonist – his best friend and his beloved woman, while his business is ruled by violence. The film’s plot begins in the 1970s – this is the time when the young protagonist already knows that adrenaline tastes better than milk powder. With time, he also discovers that what he desires most is money, power and being above the law. His transformation begins and his gangster talent flourishes. Together with his friend, he builds his own army. Based on a true story, it shows for the first time the true face of Polish mafia people: they started it dressed in cheap tracksuits and established a criminal organisation, which, for some time, ruled the entire state. However, the end of the story is not marked by bullets and blood – sometimes words can hurt more than a bullet, while love and friendship can be the cure, even in the most cruel hands.

The official soundtrack includes such songs as: “Ołów” by Muniek Staszczyk”Jak zostałem gangsterem. Historia prawdziwa” performed by Tymek ft. Kasta and ”Mitoman” by Malik Montana.

The leading role in the film“How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is played by Marcin Kowalczyk (“Jesteś Bogiem”, “Hardkor Disco”). He is co-starred by Tomasz Włosok, playing the closest friend Walden, and Natalia Szroeder as Magda, the beloved woman of the protagonist. This is the big screen debut for the singer, well-known in the phonographic industry. Also featuring Natalia Siwiec, Józef Pawłowski, Mateusz Nędza, Waldemar Kasta, Piotr Rogucki, Anna Krotoska and such recognised stars of the motion picture industry as Jan Frycz, Janusz Chabior and Adam Woronowicz.

The film is produced by OPEN MIND PRODUCTION SP. Z O.O. SK Maciej Kawulski, Tomasz Wardyn. Distribution: NEXT FILM/Mówi Serwis.

Kowalczyk, Szroeder, Włosok, Siwiec, Woronowicz, Frycz, Chabior in the unique session for the film “How I Became a Gangster. True Story”!

Do you miss the analogue years of the 1990s? Do polyamide raincoats, “short hair in the front and long hair in the back” hairstyle and smart cameras with flash bring tears in your eyes? Today, thanks to the upcoming release of “How I Became a Gangster. True Story” (on 3rd January), directed by Maciej Kawulski, we will present you with a kind of back to the past.

Tracksuits, patterned shirts, leather jackets, low-life locations and a plenty of blood. See the photos on which Marcin Kowalczyk, Natalia Szroeder, Natalia Siwiec, Tomasz Włosok, Adam Woronowicz, Jan Frycz and Janusz Chabior are portrayed as the Polish mafia people while their women are dressed in outfits which would delight every enthusiast of fashion recycling. Paweł Jaszczuk is responsible for the cinematography.

“How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is a novelty in the Polish motion picture industry – a gangster ballad seasoned with a plenty of humour – according to the leading actor, Marcin Kowalczyk. The production, which will change the popular view of Polish mafia, is the second film by Maciej Kawulski, whose debuting “Underdog” attracted over 900 thousand viewers.

“I watched “Alfabet mafii” when I was in the middle school and the only thing I remember is that “where Rules have their end, Pruszków begins”. I remember “Pershing” dancing in a flowery shirt at some disco club. And this is how I perceived Polish mafia of the 1990s, the splendour, those colourful shirts – this flowery ruthlessness. This is how I perceived it. At first, I had difficulties seeing myself as a gangster, especially as I am far from the image of a person who can be feared. However, Maciej Kawulski kept saying that the best gangsters were not the ones who were beating the hell out of others, but those who were not afraid to take the beating and who always got up. They were ruthless, brutal and did not hesitate to use their guns. Those were ordinary young men who would rather not be able to scare anyone in the street,” says Tomasz Włosok, or Walden, the main character’s best friend.

“How I Became a Gangster. True Story” is a film about friendship and love in the times when letting your emotions take over may be fatal. Only two people really matter in the life of our protagonist – his best friend and his beloved woman, while his business is ruled by violence. The film’s plot begins in the 1970s – this is the time when the young protagonist already knows that adrenaline tastes better than milk powder. With time, he also discovers that what he desires most is money, power and being above the law. His transformation begins and his gangster talent flourishes. Together with his friend, he builds his own army. Based on a true story, it shows for the first time the true face of Polish mafia people: they started it dressed in cheap tracksuits and established a criminal organisation, which, for some time, ruled the entire state. However, the end of the story is not marked by bullets and blood – sometimes words can hurt more than a bullet, while love and friendship can be the cure, even in the most cruel hands.

The official soundtrack includes such songs as: “Ołów” by Muniek Staszczyk”Jak zostałem gangsterem. Historia prawdziwa” performed by Tymek ft. Kasta and ”Mitoman” by Malik Montana.

The leading role in the film “How I Became a Gangster. True Story”is played by Marcin Kowalczyk (“Jesteś Bogiem”, “Hardkor Disco”). He is co-starred by Tomasz Włosok, playing the closest friend Walden, and Natalia Szroeder as Magda, the beloved woman of the protagonist. This is the big screen debut for the singer, well-known in the phonographic industry. Also featuring Natalia Siwiec, Józef Pawłowski, Mateusz Nędza, Waldemar Kasta, Piotr Rogucki, Anna Krotoska and such recognised stars of the motion picture industry as Jan Frycz, Janusz Chabior and Adam Woronowicz.

The film is produced by OPEN MIND PRODUCTION SP. Z O.O. SK Maciej Kawulski, Tomasz Wardyn. Distribution: NEXT FILM/Mówi Serwis.

The book entitled “How I Became a Gangster” is already available in the bookstores – this is not a profit-focused “confession” of a repentant thug. This time, the anonymous gangster who has no intention of retiring, whatsoever, reveals the secrets of his profession during the interview with Krzysztof Gureczny, overwhelming his interlocutor with the brutality of the details. The reader will get an updated image of the mafia world seasoned with anecdotes from this “industry” and an original sense of humour.

The cast of “365 Days” has been revealed! See the first photos!

The film “365 Days” will be released on 7th February, 2020. Today, we are presenting the leading actors! Laura Biel will be played by Anna-Maria Sieklucka, debuting on the big screen, and Michele Morrone, an Italian film star, will play Massimo Torricelli.

On 4th December, in Warsaw, there was a press conference about the first Polish erotic film “365 Days”, a production based on the best-selling novel by Blanka Lipińska. The film’s cast and the filmmakers were presented to the numerous stars and journalists attending the event.

“The genius of Blanka Lipińska and Tomek Mandes is that they managed to bring everything that the book contains to the screen, namely all this eroticism and passion between Laura and Massimo,” explains Michele Morrone playing Massimo.

“The biggest surprise while working on this film was related to the emotions inside me, which I had to bring out. One of the most difficult experiences was to overcome shyness and to show the nudity we will see on the screen,” says Anna-Maria Sieklucka, the leading actress playing Laura Biel.

 

Apart from the hottest acting duo of the year – the talented Polish actress and the handsome Italian, the conference was also attended by: Tomasz Stockinger (Laura’s father), Magdalena Lamparska (Olga), Natasza Urbańska (Anna), Natalia Janoszek (Karolina), and Otar Saralidze (Domenico). And, last but not least, the person behind all this fuss, the author of the bestseller “365 Days” – Blanka Lipińska. The event was hosted by Michał Piróg.

“365 Days” is the first Polish erotic film. This not just another romantic comedy, but a story about lust and desires. Massimo Torricelli, a young and handsome boss of Sicilian Mafia family has no other option but to take over after his father has been assassinated. Laura Biel is a sales director in a luxurious hotel. She has a successful career, but her private life lacks passion. She is taking one last shot to save her relationship. Together with her partner and friends, she takes a flight to Sicily. Laura does not expect that Massimo, the most dangerous man on the island, will get in her way, kidnap her, hold her captive and give her 365 days… to fall in love with him.

The film “365 Days”, a production unlike anything we have ever seen before in Polish cinematography, will be released on 7th February, 2020. Producers: Ewa Lewandowska, Tomasz Mandes – EKIPACo-production: TVN S.A., NEXT FILM, FUTURE SPACE. Distribution: NEXT FILM.