Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Spotlight: Four Nights with Anna

Written by Krzysztof Kwiatkowski

The first film by Jerzy Skolimowski since the 30 Door Key made 17 years ago, Four Nights with Anna interweaves a story of fanatic love with the story of a rape that happened in the past.

A Polish-French co-production, the film was produced by Skopia Film (Poland) and Alma Films (France). The total budget was 8.4 million zlotys, with 2.5 million coming from the Polish Film Institute.

Active ImageThe highly regarded Polish director of such films as Barrier, Walkover, and Hands Up!, Skolimowski emigrated to the United States in the late 1960's. His film awards include the Berlin's Golden Bear, the Special Jury Award and Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Grand Prix in Arnheim, which he won twice. He co-authored the screenplay for The Knife in the Water by Roman Polanski and Innocent Sorcerers by Andrzej Wajda, and often makes an appearance in movies as an actor, most recently in Eastern Promises by David Cronenberg.

The music score was written by the acclaimed Polish composer Michal Lorenc, who created scores for films by Filip Bajon, Tomasz Wiszniewski, Jerzy Domaradzki, Wladyslaw Pasikowski and Marta Meszaros. Cinematography is by Adam Sikora.

Four Nights With Anna had its premiere at the Directors Fortnight section in Cannes and opened the 8th Era New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw. It has been invited to numerous international film festivals, including Toronto, Pussan, New York and Athens. The distributor is Gutek Film. The movie opens in Polish cinemas on 12 September 12.

Directing: Jerzy Skolimowski
Screenplay: Ewa Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski
Cinematography: Adam Sikora
Music:Michał Lorenc
Art direction:Marek Zawierucha
Sound:Fréderic de Ravignan, Philippe Lauliac, Gérard Rousseau
Concept of film editing: Andrzej Kostenko
Film editing:Cezary Grzesiuk
Costume Design: Joanna Kaczyńska
Production Managers: Andrzej Stempowski, Anne Mattatia
Production: Skopia Film, Alma Films
Producer: Jerzy Skolimowski, Paulo Branco
Co-producers: Telewizja Polska Agencja Filmowa, dyrektor Sławomir Jóźwik
Executive Producer: Ewa Piaskowska
Distribution: Gutek Film (Polska), Les Films du Losange (Francja)
World distribution: Elle Driver
Country & year of production: Poland 2008

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