11-12-2012

PRODUCTION: Polish débutantes work on a film portrayal of Warsaw

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Warsaw Stories, photo Anna Rzepka/WFDiF Warsaw Stories, photo Anna Rzepka/WFDiF

WARSAW: Shooting has just started on Warsaw Stories, a feature drama directed by five young Polish filmmakers.

The shooting of the film started on 8 November 2012 in Warsaw. The script for Warsaw Stories includes six novels that jointly present a contemporary and unfiltered image of the city of Warsaw. The picture is directed by five young Polish filmmakers Maciej Cuske, Kacper Lisowskie, Nenad Micovic, Mateusz Rakowicz and Tymon Wyciszkiewicz.

Warsaw Stories is a joint project of the young directors, who are co-operating on each part of the film as a team. This approach is part of a long-term tradition of film teams that has emerged from the Polish Film School . They co-wrote the script with Piotr Subbotko, who was also planned to direct the feature but was unavailable to take part in the later stages of production.

The film is the fourth feature made by debuting filmmakers produced by WDFiF (www.wfdif.com.pl) in 2012. The planned budget of this production is 2.9m PLN (EUR 706 000) and the project had already received 1.2 m PLN financial support from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl). The team of young directors managed to gather an all-star cast of popular Polish actors including Magdalena Różańska, Marta Lipińska, Klara Bielawka, Monika Dryl, Eryk Lubos, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Andrzejewski and Janusz Chabior. The director of photography for this picture is Arkadiusz Tomiak, recently highly praised for his work in Marci Krzyształowicz's  Manhunt (www.skorpionarte.eu).

Crew:

Directors - Maciej Cuske, Kacper Lisowskie, Nenad Micovic, Mateusz Rakowicz, Tymon Wyciszkiewicz
Screenwriter - Maciej Cuske, Kacper Lisowskie, Nenad Micovic, Mateusz Rakowicz, Tymon Wyciszkiewicz, Piotr Subbotko
Director of photography - Arkadiusz Tomiak
Production company - WFDiF
Financial support - Polish Film Institute

Cast:

Magdalena Różańska
Marta Lipińska
Klara Bielawka
Monika Dryl
Eryk Lubos
Zbigniew Zamachowski
Łukasz Simlat
Andrzej Andrzejewski
Janusz Chabior

Production contact:

WFDiF – Documentary and Feature Films Studios
Chelmska 21 / 00-724 Warszawa
tel. +48 22 559 33 13 / fax. +48 22 840 67 41
www.wfdif.com.pl , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.