Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Zero

Zero is the feature film debut of Paweł Borkowski, a creative director in an advertising agency, known in Poland for his satirical drawings in the TV supplement of "Gazeta Wyborcza."

{mosimage}The film differs from other Polish productions in definitive ways. The director does not trace the story of a single hero; rather, he portrays several inhabitants of a big city in parallel, with their stories intersecting, Robert Altman style. The action takes place within 24 hours. Borkowski presents phobias, fears and disillusionments of modern people.

The film features several acclaimed Polish actors in leading roles: Robert Więckiewicz, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Marian Dziędziel, Andrzej Mastalerz and Kamilla Baar. The director of photography is Arkadiusz Tomiak.

Zero was produced by Opus Film from Łódź (www.opusfilm.com). Co-producers are Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych (www.wfdif.com.pl/) and Platige Image ( www.platige.com). The budget amounted to PLN 3.8 million, including PLN 1.5 million from the Polish Film Institute ( www.pisf.pl). The shooting took place between April 5 and May 20, 2008, in Łódź and in Warsaw.

The Polish distributor of Zero is Monolith Films (www.monolith.pl), planning a cinema release on October 23. the film premieres at the Gdynia Festival and will go on to screen in the competition section of Step Forward at the Pusan Festival.

Production contact:

OPUS FILM - Sp. z o.o.

ul. Łąkowa 29
90-554 Łódź

tel. 634-55-00, fax 634-55-49
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Director - Paweł Borowski

Scriptwriter - Paweł Borowski

Cinematographer - Arkadiusz Tomiak

Music - Adam Burzyński

Editing - Magdalena Mikołajczyk

Producer - Piotr Dzięcioł

Production Company - Opus Film

Co-production - WFDiF, Platige Image

Cast :

Robert Więckiewicz
Bogdan Koca
Zbigniew Konopka
Andrzej Mastalerz
Cezary Kosiński
Marian Dziędziel
Agnieszka Podsiadlik
Maria Maj

Last modified on 21-07-2012