08-09-2009

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Snow White And Russian Red

Snow White And Russian Red, the second feature film from director Xawery Żuławski, is a screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by the young Polish author, Dorota Masłowska.

{mosimage}The author plays a part in the film, portraying a teenager who creates the world of her own book, i.e. the proper action of the film. The main hero is a primitive hooligan who is trying to put his life in order. Eccentric women appear in his life: a local beauty, a fan of Gothic metal loyal to her sub-culture, and a kind-hearted student of Polish literature. This is the modern Poland seen through the eyes of a young girl.

The main character is played by a leading young Polish actor, Borys Szyc. Szyc also appears in to other films in competitions at Gdynia: Miracle Seller from Jarosław Szkoda and Maciej Pawica and Enen from Feliks Falk.

The producer is Film Media S.A. (www.filmmediacom.pl), known primarily for action films. The budget amounted to PLN 4.1 million, with a PLN 2 million subsidy from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl). The shooting took place between May 6 and June 18, 2008, in Warsaw and in Gdańsk.

Snow White And Russian Red was distributed in Poland by ITI Cinema (www.iticinema.com.pl) in 73 copies and attracted over 430,000 viewers. It also enjoyed sensational press reviews. It was presented at OFF Plus Camera Festival in Krakow, at Karlovy Vary, at Łagów, and at Tarnów. It won the main award of the Competition of New Polish Films at the Era New Horizons Festival in Wrocław.

Żuławski, the 37-year-old son of the well-known film-maker Andrzej Żuławski, previously directed Chaos.

Production contact:

Film Media

ul. Mickiewicza 63,

01-625 Warszawa
tel.: 22 424 16 25
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www: http://www.filmmedia.com.pl

Crew:

Director - Xawery Żuławski

Scriptwrter - Xawery Żuławski

Cinematographer - Marian Prokop

Music - Jan Komar

Editing - Krzysztof Raczyński

Producer - Jacek Samojłowicz

Production Company - Film Media S.A.

Co-production - Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Cast -

Borys Szyc
Roma Gąsiorowska
Sonia Bohosiewicz
Michał Czernecki
Maria Strzelecka
Bartek Firlet

Last modified on 21-07-2012