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PRODUCTION: Agnieszka Holland Developing Two New Projects Featured

2013-02-14
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WARSAW: Polish director Agnieszka Holland is planning a film based on the contemporary novel Drive Your Plough over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.

Holland said Drive Your Plough over the Bones of the Dead will be her next project but added that it is too early to reveal any further details on this production. She said she also wants to develop a drama about the life of Jan Karski, a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter, and she is currently looking for a producer for that project.

Drive your Plough over the Bones of the Dead is a story about a woman in her 60's, a formed engineer working as a country teacher and a caretaker of summer houses at a retreat centre. Suddenly her ordinary life is disturbed by a series of murders of poachers and hunters that hurt animals. The number of victims keeps growing but the police have no suspects. The novel was published in 2009. Tokarczuk, one of the most talented contemporary Polish novelists, described her work as a "moral thriller." Tokarczuk's literary works previously have been adapted into two Polish films: Aria Diva, a short feature directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska as part of the Munk Studio "30 minutes" programme and Żurek, a drama by Ryszard Brylski produced in 2003 by TVP.

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