Apple Film ( www.applefilm.pl ) producer Dariusz Jabłoński is coordinating a four-country release that surpasses previous ambitions to establish regional box office hit films.
The movie will be released in a 100 of copies in Poland, 38 in Czech Republic and 17 in Slovakia. There will also be a further Hungarian release. "We are releasing this title on both celluloid and digital copies in Poland and Czech Republic, it will be the first Polish film with a large number of over 15 digital copies in the Polish market," Jabłoński told FNE.
The movie was realized in three language versions, with all members of the cast were acting in their own language and separate dubbing versions recorded afterwards. The copies were made in the UK by Soho Film Labs (www.sohofilmlab.co.uk), an Ascent Media Company (www.ascentmedia.co.uk).
"When we presented the copies in England the film professionals there were shocked that something of such good production quality was produced in our part of Europe," Jabłoński said. " I was told that our movie made with 6 million EUR looks like a 30 million EUR production."
The Polish distributor is Syrena Films (www.syrenafilms.com). The initial producer of the project Rudolf Biermann is co-operating with Apple Film on distribution in Slovakia, where the title will be represented by Garfield, and in the Czech Republic with Bioscop (www.bioscop.cz). Apple Film is controlling the distribution in all three countries by supervising all the audiovisual materials, advertising and the process of promotion of the title.
"It is a new and challenging experience for us, which allows us to learn about all three markets and the connections between then at once." Jabłoński said. "It is the first co-production of such size and importance for the Cent-East European countries. Our filmmakers need to realize that there is no reason for their work to be not as popular as British and Scandinavian cinema. Sometimes it takes one or two outstanding titles to make a breakthrough and some regional cinematographies to become internationally popular, if Janosik does not brake this dam it will certainly shake it."
www.janoski-film.pl is the Polish website for the film
Production Information:PRODUCTION: Apple Film Production (www.applefilm.pl)
Contact: +4822 851 8440
CO-PRODUCTION: In Film, Telewizja Polska S.A. (www.tvp.pl), Charlie's,Eurofilm Studio (www.eurofilm.hu), HBO Central Europe (www.hbo-centraleurope.com)CO-FINANCING: PISF (www.pisf.pl), Slovak Ministry of Culture (www.sfu.sk)DISTRIBUTION Syrena Films (Poland) (www.syrenafilms.com), Garfield (Slovakia), Bioscop (www.bioscop.cz) (Czech Republic)
Directing: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia AdamikScript: Eva BorušovičováCinematography: Martin ŠtrbaMusic: Antoni ŁazarkiewiczSet design: František Lipták, Marek ZawieruchaCosTumes: Anita Hroššová, Magdalena TesławskaMontage: Michał Czarnecki, Marek KráľovskýSound: Krzysztof JastrząbProduction manager: Paweł Bareński, Norma KralovskaProducers: Dariusz Jabłoński, Rudolf Biermann, ViolettaKamińska, Izabela Wójcik
Janosik Václav JiráčekUhorczyk Ivan MartinkaHuncaga Michał ŻebrowskiMargeta Maja OstaszewskaZuzanna Katarzyna HermanBarbara Sarah Zoe CannerAnusia Táňa PauhofováBabcia Janosika Danuta SzaflarskaSzyposz Marian DziędzielGabor Eryk LubosBaron Revay Rafał MaćkowiakPierwszy Sędzia Maciej KozłowskiMatka Janosika Małgorzata ZajączkowskaLani Krzysztof StroińskiSatora Marek Probosz