WARSAW: Bartosz Konopka’s historical drama The Mute has been picked up by the Paris-based Reel Suspects. The Mute / Krew Boga was produced by Otter Films in coproduction with Polish Odra-Film and Belgium’s Earlybirds Films, and it was supported by the Polish Film Institute.
Bartek Konopka, Przemysław Nowakowski and Anna Wydra wrote the story showing an attempt to christianise a pagan community in an unspecified place and time in the past.
The project was developed during the EAVE workshops and it also received the Krzysztof Kieślowski Award at the ScripTeast workshop. The budget of 2 m EUR was partially covered by the Polish Film Institute, Eurimages and Screen Flandres.
Kino Świat will release the film domestically in 2018.
In 2010 Bartosz Konopka and Anna Wydra (producer of the film) was nominated for an Academy Award in the short documentary category with Rabbit à la Berlin.