14-09-2015

FNE at Gdynia Film Festival: Summer Solstice

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GDYNIA: Michał Rogalski's WWII drama will compete in the main competition at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival (14-19 September 2015). Thefilm had its world premiere at Montreal Film Festival 2015.

Summer Solstice is a coming of age story about a young German soldier and his Polish peers, three sensitive teenagers facing the cruel reality ofwar and of the differences that can't be overcome. The Polish-German castincludes Filip Piotrowicz, Jonas Nay, Urszula Bogucka, Maria Samotiuk,Steffen Scheumann, Bartłomiej Topa and Gerdy Zint.

This Polish-German project is produced by Prasa i Film and Sunday Filmproduktions in coproduction with Martens Film und Fernsehproduktions, Telewizja Polska, RundfunkBerlin-Brandenburg, Synchron- Und Tonstudio Leipzig, Odra-Film, Studio Produkcyjne Orka and WFDiF.

The budget was 2.4 mEUR / 10.3 m PLN of which 474,000 EUR / 2 m PLN received from the Polish Film Institute. The film was also supported by the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg,Deutscher Filmförderfonds and Filmförderanstalt. Shooting took placeon location in Poland and Germany in autumn 2013 .

The date of the Polish premiere has not yet been announced. Wide Management is handling the international sales.

Production Information

Prasa i Film Sp. z o.o.
ul. Chełmska 21 bud. 4 lok. 53
00-724 Warsaw
Poland
Phone: (22) 851 10 64
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www.prasaifilm.pl 

Credits
Director: Michał Rogalski
Screenwriter: Michał Rogalski
DoP: Jerzy Zieliński ASC, PSC
Music: Alexander Hacke
Sound: Martin Witte

Cast: Filip Piotrowicz, Jonas Nay, Urszula Bogucka, Maria Samotiuk, Steffen Scheumann, Bartłomiej Topa, Gerdy Zint, André M. Hennicke, Agnieszka Krukówna, Krzysztof Czeczot, Juliusz Krzysztof Warunek, Konstanty Zadworny, Michael Jokisch, Rainer Förster, Jochen Senf, Anita Poddębniak, Ireneusz Kozioł, Damian Ul, Jürgen Hoppman, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff, Arnd Schildbach, Christian Junghanß, Adam Szyszkowski, Jakub Drozdek, Jakub Korzystka, Artur Krajewski, Sabina Karwala