WARSAW: The acclaimed Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi is finishing his new drama Ether, a coproduction between Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Lithuania.
WARSAW: Jacek Borcuch is currently shooting his new drama Volterra, starring the famous Polish actress Krystyna Janda. The shooting takes place in Tuscany, Italy.
WARSAW: Patryk Vega became the first Polish filmmaker with three films that had over 2 m admissions in Poland. His new crime comedy Women of Mafia was released in Poland by Kino Świat on 22 February 2018. The director plans to shoot a sequel in 2018 and is also working with Showmax on a series based on the film.
WARSAW: Piotr Domalewski’s debut feature Silent Night won ten awards out of 11 nominations for the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles, that celebrated their 20th anniversary in Warsaw on 26 March 2018.
WARSAW: Academy Award nominee, Polish director Aneta Kopacz teamed up with Canal + Discovery for a six-episode documentary series Art-B Made in Poland about the scandalous rise and fall of one of the biggest private companies in the history of Poland. The series falls in line with the newest strategy presented in April 2017, when the company promised to produce over 200 hours of Polish content each year.
WARSAW: The Polish public broadcaster TVP finalised a special competition for documentaries celebrating the 100th anniversary of Polish independence and chose 13 projects that will go into production in 2018. Nine documentaries and four feature reports were chosen from among 57 submissions.
WARSAW: Władysław Pasikowski's third part of the Pitbull crime trilogy had over 350,000 admissions during its opening weekend, making it the second best result for a local premiere in 2018 and a record for the director. Pitbull. The Last Dog was released in Polish cinemas by Kino Świat on 15 March 2018.
WARSAW: Olga Chajdas and Agnieszka Smoczyńska are joining Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik for the shooting of 1983, the first Polish Netflix series. The 8-episode series, which is currently shooting in Poland, is set in a world where the Iron Curtain never fell.
WARSAW: Sam Akina’s Planet Single 2, a sequel to the 2016 Polish box office hit starring Maciej Stuhr, is currently shooting in Warsaw. Kino Świat will release the film domestically on 9 November 2018.
WARSAW: Polish leading private broadcasters nc+ and TVN will introduce content available in 4K both on TV and online in 2018, including original content and a dedicated TV channel from nc+. Together with the VOD this might lead to a major change on Poland’s TV market.
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