PRODUCTION: Polish Indie Filmmaker Piotr Matwiejczyk in Production

By Katarzyna Grynienko

    WROCLAW: Leading Polish independent filmmakers is shooting a comedy about the institution of marriage, Wyręczony zaręczony, which translates into a play on words "engaged" and "helped".

    Kasia and Sławek are a pair of 30-year-olds who have been living together for 8 years. He is a strong opposer to marriage and very vocal about his feelings, especially in the company of his male buddies. Kasia on the other hand is a secret romantic and wants nothing more then to be a bride. With the help of her sister she constructs a plan to get her partner drunk and convinces him that he proposed to her while he was intoxicated. Sławek's search for the truth leads him to unexpected discoveries. The cast is composed of amateur and professional actors including Dawid Antkowiak , Katarzyna Maczel, Piotr Matwiejczyk, Paweł Kozioł, Jeremi Wolski, Magdalena Woźniak, Andrzej Gałła and Teresa Sawicka.

    The film is produced by the director's company Muflon Pictures (www.muflonpictures.com). The cinematographer is Tomasz Pyrak, who is also the co-producer of this title. The producer informed FNE that the shoot launched on 9 September 2011 in Wrocław and will last till the end of the month. The film is planned to premiere by the end of 2011.

    Matwiejczyk is one of the few Polish independent filmmakers well known by the broader audience. A screenwriter and director, he often acts as producer and editor of his pictures. In 2001 he co-founded Muflon Pictures (hwww.muflonpictures.com) production company, which produces his recent work. From 2001-2005 Matwiejczyk directed mainly comedies such as Chinacity (2001), I Know What You Did Last Winter (2002) and Emilia (2005). Later he turned to dramas, with the focus on social themes such as Homo Father (2006), Beautiful (2006) and Shame (2006). In 2009 he returned to parody and directed the dark comedy Peter, the 13th. His most recent film is Straight From The Sky, an independent drama about the Polish government plane crash in April 2011.