15-08-2012

PRODUCTION: Wasilewski Shooting Floating Skyscrapers

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WARSAW: After a promising start in Gdynia, the young Polish filmmaker Tomasz Wasilewski is in production with his second feature film,
Floating Skyscrapers.

 

Floating Skyscrapers is a drama about a young man whose well-rounded family life and the relationship with his girlfriend Sylwia is disturbed when he finds himself fascinated with a new male friend, leading to confusion and a struggle to find himself.

"Floating Skyscrapers is a film about a human being. It's a film about love, family and relationships that can exist within it; a film about a struggle for oneself and others; a film about missed opportunities and lost dreams; about contemporary reality, that can make a victim out of everyone of us," Wasilewski told FNE. Shooting, which began on 31 July 2012 in Warsaw, is scheduled to last 25 days.

The film is produced by Alter Ego Pictures (www.alteregopictures.pl), a film distribution company making its first foray into film production, with a budget of 1.5 million PLN (367,000 EUR).

Wasilewski worked with Zentropa International (www.zentropa.dk) on Lars von Trier's Antichrist and was the assistant to Małgorzata

Szumowska during the shooting of her award winning drama 33 Scenes From Life (www.pandorafilm.com). He made his feature debut in 2011 with the In The Bedroom starring Katarzyna Herman, who was awarded the best Female Performance Prize at the 2011 at the Youth and Film Festival in Koszalin (www.mif.org.pl).  Herman will portray the mother of the leading character in Floating Skyscrapers. The cast includes Mateusz Banasiuk, Bartosz Gelner, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Olga Frycz, Izabela Kuna and Mirosław Zbrojewicz. The director of photography is Jakub Kijowski, and the music score is composed by Leszek Możdżer.

Crew:

Director - Tomasz Wasilewski
Screenwriter - Tomasz Wasilewski
Director of photography - Jakub Kijowski
Set designer - Jacek Czechowski
Music compser - Leszek Możdżer
Producer - Roman Jarosz
Production company - Alter Ego Pictures

Cast:

Mateusz Banasiuk
Bartosz Gelner
Marta Nieradkiewicz
Katarzyna Herman
Olga Frycz
Izabela Kuna
Mirosław Zbrojewicz

Production contact:

Alter Ego Pictures

ul. Chełmska 21 lok. 422
00-724 Warsaw
tel./fax +48 22 851 11 15
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www.alteregopictures.pl