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WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers' Association (SFP, www.sfp.org.pl ) is launching a retrospective of new Chinese cinema. The third edition of the event is taking place in Warsaw and Łódź between 21 and 30 September 2010.

WARSAW: Janusz Zaorski had just ended the first part of principal photography for Polish Sibiriad (Syberiada Polska), about a dark episode in the Polish history - the fate of Poles who were deported by the Soviet NKVD to Siberia in 1940.

WARSAW: Józef and Michal Skolimowscy, in the midst of shooting Ixjana Z piekła rodem (Ixjana Straight from Hell), are working with an all-star cast for their first major feature project.

WARSAW: Polish company Syrena Films will co-produce and distribute the new film by Patryk Vega, director one of the hit Polish comedy Ciacho. Syrena (www.syrenafilms.com ) has signed a co-production agreement with East Pictures (www.eastpictures.pl ), the executive producer of the title. Shooting is planned for the end of September.

The Polish Oscar Committee has chosen All That I Love as the Polish Oscar nomination candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film.


Showtime's series recounting the historic court intrigues of Italy's Borgia dynasty, starring Jeremy Irons, has filled out 50 percent of Hungary's Korda Studios for production.

One of the most promising projects supported by the Polish-German Co-Development Fund, Winter Daddy, directed by Johannes Schmid, is the story of 11-year-old Kattaka, who travels from Germany to Poland in search of her biological father. She only knows that he is a Russian sailor named Alexei whose ship moors in Gdynia till New Year's Eve. Kattaka and a boy from her neighborhood set off on the journey in an old Barkas bus driven by her nana, a 70-year-old relocated from East Prussia.

Małopolska Province will co-finance a digital cinema chain project with Cracow-based Apollo Film using existing local cinemas in the region.

A moving performance in 33 Scenes From Life brought Maciej Stuhr the Leszek Cybulski Prize, the ultimate recognition in Poland of his versatility as an actor.

Polish director Jerzy Hoffman has lost a court case against the Ukrainian government over Hoffman's hit movie With Fire and Sword.