31-03-2011

Polish-Swedish feature film debut "Between Two Fires" by Agnieszka Lukasiak at FEBIOFEST FF

Polish-Swedish feature film debut „Between Two Fires" by Agnieszka Lukasiak at FEBIOFEST film festival in Prague


Polish-Swedish feature film debut „Between Two Fires" by Agnieszka Lukasiak will be presented at FEBIOFEST film festival in Prague - one of the largest film events in Czech Republic. The festival is happening for the 18th time in Prague, between March 24th and April 1st.

"Between Two Fires" is a story of Marta that escapes from child trafficking in Belarus and ends up in refugee camp in North Sweden.The film brings out the issue of immigration, escaping persecution, fighting for survival and human rights Agnieszka Łukasiak, film director: „I wanted to make a film that will turn statistics into reality. A film that will transform numbers and cases we read about into actual people, so that prejudice can become understanding."

"Between Two Fires", Agnieszka Lukasiak's feature film debut, had its world premiere at Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea in October 2010, after which there was the European premiere at Warsaw Film Festival. In November 2010 Agnieszka Lukasiak was awarded the Interfilm Church Prize yesterday by the Ecumenical Jury of Nordic Film Days in Lubeck, Germany and in February 2011 with a Press Award at the XVIII Nationwide Festival of the Film Art PROWINCJONALIA. Magdalena Popławska, the actress playing Marta was awarded with the Prowincjonalia Audience Award for the Best Female Leading Role.

The Polish producer of the film is Apple Film Production, that received support of Polish Film Institute. Thanks to the involvement of Polish producer, apart from the director of Polish descent there were also Polish actors in the main roles. The film also has Polish cinematographer- Hubert Taczanowski, experienced filmmaker working mainly in UK and USA and the music was composed by talented and awarded Antoni Komasa- Łazarkiewicz.

"Between Two Fires" is a Polish-Swedish co-production created by Hob AB in co-production with Apple Film Production, Filmpool Nord AB, Republiken AB and Sonet Film AB, supported by the Swedish Film Institute, the Polish Film Institute, and the MEDIA Programme of the European Community.