Malgorzata Szumowska's 33 Scenes from Life, winner of the Locarno Special Jury Award, depicts a 33-year-old artist who has come to a crossroads in her life.
The main protagonist is played by Julia Jentsch, an actress known for her roles in The Edukators, Sophie Scholl - The Last Days and I Served the King of England. She is partnered by Andrzej Hudziak, the winner of the Best Actor Award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in 2006 for A Few People, a Little Time by Andrzej Baranski.
Szumowska drew attention for her first film, Happy Man, nominated fir the European Film Award. She followed it with Stranger (Ono), a story about pregnancy and motherhood, starring Małgorzata Bela, a model. 33 Scenes From Life is her third full-length feature. The director once again works with cinematographer Michał Englert.
33 Scenes From Life is a Polish-German co-production. Germany is represented by Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH-Koln, and Poland by STI Studio Filmowe Sp. z o. o. The Polish Film Institute granted a subsidy of 1.8 million zlotys. The production was also supported by Film Stiftung NRW and Mediadesk. The film will be distributed in Poland by Kinoswiat, opening in November 2008.
Directing: Małgorzata SzumowskaScreenplay: Małgorzata SzumowskaCinematography: Michał EnglertMusic: Paweł MykietynArt direction: Anna NiemiraSound: Michał DominowskiFilm editing: Jacek DrosioCostume Design: Julia Jarża-BrataniecProduction Manager: Janusz TurkowiczProduction: Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH-Koln, STI Studio Filmowe Sp. z o. o.Producer: Raimond GoebelCo-producers: Teresa Dworzecka, Małgorzata SzumowskaExecutive Producer: Mirosław WarchołDistribution: Kino Świat Sp. z o.o.World distribution: Trust Films SalesCountry & year of production: Poland/Germany 2008Cast:
Julia JentshAndrzej HudziakMałgorzata HajewskaMaciej StuhrIzabella KunaPeter Gentzler
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