23-09-2016

FNE at 2016 Gdynia Film Festival: Hatred

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Hatred by Wojciech Smarzowski Hatred by Wojciech Smarzowski

GDYNIA: Hatred by the acclaimed Wojciech Smarzowski will have its premiere in the main competition of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival taking place from 19 to 24 September 2016. The film is a drama touching on of the most painful episodes in Polish history.

Hatred / Wołyń is a drama set in the south-western part of Volhynia, a region populated by Ukrainians, Poles and Jews, in 1939. Zosia Głowacka is in love with a Ukrainian boy from her village, but her father decides to marry her to the richest farmer, a Polish widower much older than herself and with two children.

"It is a hard film about the truth that just can't be omitted. I tried to do it honestly, and if it makes somebody uncomfortable, there is nothing I can do about it," the director said.

The film was produced by Dariusz Pietrykowski through Film it in coproduction with Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Denaro – Paweł Karpiński, Canal+ (ITI Neovision), Bemar, Telewizja Polska, Andrzej Łudziński Productions, Odra-Film, Narodowe Centrum Kultury and OXY Net.

The budget is 3.2 m EUR / 14 m PLN, of which 1.3 m EUR / 6 m PLN was covered by a grant from the Polish Film Institute. The producers also gathered 583,000 EUR / 2.5 m PLN though a crowd funding campaign.

The film will premiere at the Gdynia Film Festival and will open in Polish cinemas on 7 October 2016. Forum Film Polska is distributing.

Production Information:

Film It
32 Różana Street
02-569 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 852 23 24
Fax: +48 22 852 15 16
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www.filmit.com.pl

National Audiovisual Institute
Wałbrzyska 3/5
02-739 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 380 49 00
Fax: +48 22 380 49 01
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www.nina.gov.pl


TVP
Telewizja Polska S.A.
ul. Jana Pawła Woronicza 17
00-999 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 (22) 547 44 50
www.tvp.pl

Canal+
Skr. pocztowa nr 8
02-100 Warszawa
www.ncplus.pl


Odra Film
ul. Piłsudskiego 64a
Wrocław, Poland
Phone: +48 71 79 370 91
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http://www.odrafilm.pl/

Narodowe Centrum Kultury
ul. Płocka 13
01-231 War¬saw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 2 100 100
Fax: +48 22 2 100 101
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www.nck.pl/

Credits:

Director: Wojtek Smarzowski
Scriptwriter: Wojtek Smarzowski
DoP: Piotr Sobociński jr PSC
Cast: Michalina Łabacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Jacek Braciak, Maria Sobocińska, Wasyl Wasylik, Adrian Zaremba, Lech Dyblik, Izabela Kuna