The biopic presents the outspoken literature professor's life under Stalin's totalitarian regime and her unjust imprisonment in a concentration camp. The screenplay was written jointly by Nancy Larson and Wojciech Gajewicz. The part of Ginsburg will be played by two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson.
Twenty-nine of the 44 production days will take place in Poland, at the military training field in Kozun, with shooting locations as well in Warsaw and Radziejowice.
The Polish co-producer, Yeti Films (www.yetifilms.com), says one of its strategic goals is to ensure substantial Polish participation in all its projects.
"The Polish contribution is about 20% of the total budget and during the negotiations we established that it will all be spent in Poland, along with 40% of foreign funds," Marcin Rutkiewicz from Yeti Films told FNE. "We managed to make it practically a Polish production, with a minor input from our country."
The movie already has an international distributor, Telepool (www.telepool.de) of Germany, one of the leading European distribution companies. The foreign co-producer is Germany's Tatfilm (www.tatfilm.de).