WARSAW: Polish company Syrena Films will co-produce and distribute the new film by Patryk Vega, director one of the hit Polish comedy Ciacho. Syrena (www.syrenafilms.com ) has signed a co-production agreement with East Pictures (www.eastpictures.pl ), the executive producer of the title. Shooting is planned for the end of September.
The Polish Oscar Committee has chosen All That I Love as the Polish Oscar nomination candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film.
Showtime's series recounting the historic court intrigues of Italy's Borgia dynasty, starring Jeremy Irons, has filled out 50 percent of Hungary's Korda Studios for production.
One of the most promising projects supported by the Polish-German Co-Development Fund, Winter Daddy, directed by Johannes Schmid, is the story of 11-year-old Kattaka, who travels from Germany to Poland in search of her biological father. She only knows that he is a Russian sailor named Alexei whose ship moors in Gdynia till New Year's Eve. Kattaka and a boy from her neighborhood set off on the journey in an old Barkas bus driven by her nana, a 70-year-old relocated from East Prussia.
Małopolska Province will co-finance a digital cinema chain project with Cracow-based Apollo Film using existing local cinemas in the region.
A moving performance in 33 Scenes From Life brought Maciej Stuhr the Leszek Cybulski Prize, the ultimate recognition in Poland of his versatility as an actor.
Polish director Jerzy Hoffman has lost a court case against the Ukrainian government over Hoffman's hit movie With Fire and Sword.
Pixels, an absurd comedy about contemporary Poland will finish shooting on October 30.
The programme of this year's edition of the Karlovy Vary IFF festival lists four Polish titles, but that is not the only way that Poland will be represented at the festival.
Shooting is under way for General "Nil" directed by Ryszard Bugajewski, based on the life of Gen. Emil Fieldorf (codename Nil), a World War II hero and prominent member of the Polish Home Army who was executed during the communist repressions of the 1950s. Like the widely acclaimed Katyn by Andrzej Wajda, the movie explores a critical episode of the Polish history.
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