WARSAW: In 2022, the first full year of activity since the COVID-19 pandemic, Poland saw over 40 million admissions in cinemas. In total, 8.4 million viewers watched Polish films in 2022.

WARSAW: Polish actress Joanna Kulig has joined Al Pacino and Marcia Gay Harden in Michael Keaton's noir thriller Knox Goes Away, where Keaton plays the main role.

WARSAW: While Poland is waiting for statutory solutions allowing for the payment of royalties to the creators of productions for their views on streaming services, Netflix is introducing a pilot solution for a remuneration system depending on the popularity of films and series on the platform.

WARSAW: The first documentary about Robert Lewandowski, one of the greatest strikers in the history of football, is currently in postproduction and will premiere internationally on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The film, which doesn’t have a title yet, is directed by Maciej Kowalczuk and was commissioned by Amazon Prime Video from Papaya Films, one the largest production houses in Poland.

WARSAW: The fifth instalment of the Polish hit holiday rom-com series Letters to Santa / Listy do M. has surpassed a million admissions in Poland. The film directed by Łukasz Jaworowski is not only the most watched Polish film of 2022, but also the biggest success of a Polish production since the beginning of the pandemic.

WARSAW: Poland’s CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will be released in December 2022 on a new generation of consoles including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC. The news comes after an announcement that the first Witcher game will be remade using the Unreal Engine 5 technology to celebrate the title’s 15th anniversary.

WARSAW: Poland’s CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will be released in December 2022 on a new generation of consoles including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC. The news comes after an announcement that the first Witcher game will be remade using the Unreal Engine 5 technology to celebrate the title’s 15th anniversary.

WARSAW: Johnny directed by Daniel Jaroszek has already racked up over 800,000 admissions in Polish cinemas since its release on 23 September 2022. This result has given the film a clear first place among the domestic films in the box office in 2022.

WARSAW: Maciej Kawulski’s new feature film Mr. Blot's Academy / Akademia Pana Kleksa, based on the bestselling children's novel by Jan Brzechwa and currently in production, will be divided into two parts. Polish viewers will see the first one at the end of 2023, but before that an entire metaverse, including NFTs related to the title, will be created.

GDYNIA: The 47th Polish Film Festival Gdynia, that took place 12-27 September 2022, awarded its top prize of Golden Lion for Best Film to the Polish/UK drama The Silent Twins directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska.

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