FNE at Venice IFF 2010: Screening Alert: Sunday 5 and Monday 6 September


    Sunday 5 September

    13:30 Essential Killing By Jerzy Skolimowski Sala Darsena

    20:00 Essential Killing By Jerzy Skolimowski Sala Perla

    Monday 6 September

    11:00 Dad by Vlado Skafar: Sala Volpi

    17:30 Essential Killing By Jerzy Skolimowski: Sala Grande

    21:45 Surviving Life by Jan Svankmajer: Sala Perla

    VENICE: Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing staring Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner will screen in the main competition at the 67 th Venice International Film Festival. The film is produced by Skopia Film of Poland (www.skopiafilm.com) with backing from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) and Canal+Cyfrowy and coproduced by Hungary's Mythberg Films (www.mythbergfilms.hu) together with Ireland's Element Pictures and Cylinger Productions of Norway and backing from Eurimages. Hanway Films is handling international sales.

    The script was written by Skolimowski and Ewa Piaskowska is an almost dialogueless thriller that tells the story of an Afghan man that is captured by American forces in Kabul and transported to Europe. He manages to escape and finds himself in a huge frozen forest where he must kill to survive.

    Skolimowski is no stranger to Venice where he has been in competition several times and won the Special Jury Prize for his The Lightship in 1985 and Ferdydurke which was in competition in 1991. His much acclaimed Four Nights With Anna screened in the Cannes IFF in 2008.

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