Ladies conquers the Polish box office 2008

2008 has been especially successful for the national productions: for the first time in two years a local title is on top of the box office charts.

Poland's Directing Discovery: Malgorzata Szumowska

Malgorzata Szumowska, director of 33 Scenes from Life turns out to be the directing discovery of 2008 in Poland.

Actor in the spotlight: Maciej Stuhr moves out of comedy

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 composer lands at City Island

Jan A.P Kaczmarek, the Oscar winner who wrote the music for Finding Neverland, will be composing the score for City Island, a new movie starring Andy Garcia.

A Dream That Left enters pre-production

A Dream That Left, directed by Jacek Piotr Blawut, has moved into pre-production, after preparation that began in February, 2008.

Refugee drama in pre-production

Two Fires, directed by Agnieszka Lukasiak, is preparing to go into production in February.

Anthony Dod Mantle wins Plus Camerimage top prize

The winners of Plus Camerimage 2008, which recognizes excellence in cinematography, were announced in Lodz.

Polish new year kicks off with budget busting comedy

The Konecki & Saramonowicz duet is once again taking a comedy spin on the relations between the sexes.

Crime that shook Poland on the big screen

Don't Turn Your Eyes, directed by Michal Rogalski and based on a true story, is preparing to shoot from March through May, 2009.

The Forrest gets finishing touches

The Forest, a partially animated feature film from animator and director Piotr Dumala, is in post-production, with a May 2009 projected completion date.

Chocolate's Day enters pre-production

Chocolate's Day, produced by Jacek Blawut Film Production, has entered the pre-production stage after a preparatory period that started in February 2008.

The Lesser Evil hits screens in December

The Lesser Evil, the story of a young writer, who manages to develop a career in the communist Poland without writing a single book, opens in Poland on December 31.

Polish thriller in the works

Marcin Wrona is in preparation to begin filming on Baptism in the first half of 2009.

Holland's Christine in pre-production

Agnieszka Holland is in preproduction with Christine, based on the life of Krystyna Skarbek, a Pole who Winston Churchill called most prominent female agent during World War II.

Love on the Runway ushers in New Years Eve

Romantic comedy Love On The Runway, directed by Krzysztof Lang, gets a head start on next year's distribution race with a December 31 premiere in Poland.

Polish voice over readers on the war path for royalties

The 2007 amendment to the Polish copyright law extended royalty rights to film and TV voice-over readers, who have formed an association to enforce the new regulations.

Polish premiere boom to launch the New Year

Thirteen Polish premieres are scheduled for release in between Christmas and the end of and February, a sign of brighter times ahead for local cinema.

Buyers interested in TV Puls

Six potential buyers have expressed interest in TV Puls, following the News Corp pull-out one month ago.

Little Moscow, big release

Gdynia festival winner Little Moscow opened November 28 in Poland with 70 prints going into distribution.

Golden Mean moves to post-production

Director Olaf Lubaszenko's Golden Mean has wrapped its Warsaw location shoot after several breaks and additional production days.