Critical Acclaim for Janosik at World premiere

By Katarzyna Grynienko
    Critics gave a thumbs up to Janosik, the biggest Central European co-production of the year, at a gala premiere in advance of its September 4 Warsaw opening.

    {mosimage} Janosik, one of the most awaited titles in the Cent-East Europe market is a Polish-Slovak-Czech-Hungarian co-production. The film had its world premier at a celebratory gala in Nowy Sacz, one of the locations where the film was shot, on August 26.

    "I'm very pleased that the producer had proposed to organize this event in Nowy Sacz. I think this is one of the most important cultural events of the year," the mayor of Nowy Sącz said.

    The festive red carpet event took place in a specially renovated cinema. Before the first screening Dariusz Jabłoński, the producer of the film from

    {mosimage} Apple Film Productions, introduced the directing duo of Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, who talked about the reasons for their outstanding determination in finishing this project. Among the many creators and members of the cast attending the gala was Danuta Szaflarska, the legendary star Polish actress who played Janosik's grandmother, and a native citizen of Nowy Sącz.

    The movie itself was well received by critics who praised the modern take that the two directors had on the legndary character and admired the quality of the production as well as the outstanding cinematography by Martin Strba. Janosik will officialy enter Polish cinemas on September 4, distributed by Syrena Films in 95 prints copies and 7 digital copies.