Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Silence

Based on a true story, Sławomir Pstrong's debut film Silence explores the lives of families who lost their children in a tragic accident. The film will premiere at the Gdyia festival (www.fpff.pl) before going on to other film festival screenings.

25-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition Three Minutes. 21:37

In Three Minutes. 21:37 director Maciej Ślesicki explores the image of contemporary Poland in the moment of grief after the death of Pope John Paul II. The cast of popular Polish actors, some from the director's previous commercial successes, includes Bogusław Linda, Piotr Adamczyk, Marcin Dorociński, Andrzej Grabowski, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Cezary Pazura and Marian Dziędziel.

24-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: If You Go Away

If You Go Away, the feature film debut from Ewa Stankiewicz, is the emotional story of two people who struggle to find themselves after personal loss. Stankiewicz,a graduate of Łódź Film School, co-directed Touch Me (with Anna Jodowska), which was awarded the Best Independent Film Award at 2003 PFP in Gdynia (www.fpff.pl).

24-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Little Rose

Director Jan Kidawa-Błoński's Little Rose is a story about a dangerous love triangle set in the Poland of the 1960's, where betrayal could have a political context. The script, by Kidawa-Błoński and Maciej Karpiński, is based on the character of Paweł Jasienica, a famous writer.

23-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Joanna

Feliks Falk, one of the masters of Polish cinema, returns with Joanna, a moving story of love and courage set during WWII.

23-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Erratum

In his feature film debut Erratum, Marek Lechki explores the issues of reliving ones past and changing the present.

20-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Venice

Jan Jakub Kolski, Polish master of magical realism, enters the main competition at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival with Venice, a coming-of-age tale of a journey that never took place.

20-05-2010

PRODCTION: Slovak producer Biermann plans to shoot Tugendhat novel with Hřebejk

Prague-based Slovak film producer Rudolf Biermann said he would like to shoot a big-budget film adaptation of the novel The Glass Room by British writer Simon Mawer.

19-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Flying Pigs

After a promising debut, Anna Kazejak comes back with Flying Pigs, a moving story about honor and friendship tested in the brutal world of soccer fans.

19-05-2010

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Istanbul in production

Hungarian director Ferenc Török is in production with Instanbul, a Hungarian/Turkish/Irish/Dutch coproduction starring Johanna Ter Steege.

19-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Mystification

Father and son Jerzy and Maciej Stuhr star in Mystification, a film about the mysterious "supposed" death of Polish artist Stanisław "Witkacy" Witkiewicz.

19-05-2010

PRODUCTION: Snow White: Turkish Photo Artist Selim Gunes Directs First Feature Snow White

ISTANBUL: Celebrated Turkish photo artist Selim Gunes is in production on his first feature film Snow White produced by Istanbul based Agustos Film (http://www.agustos.com/). The film was one of nine feature film projects selected to be funded by the Turkish Ministry of Culture this year.

18-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: The Christening

Marcin Wrona's second film, The Christening, earns a spot in the Gdynia Polish Film Festival's main competition.

17-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Wonderful Summer

Gdynia competition film Wonderful Summer is a dark romantic comedy set against the world of funeral services, where the real world mixes with the mystical beyond.

17-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Mother Teresa of Cats

In his new drama Mother Teresa of Cats, Paweł Sala presents a moving image of a contemporary brutal crime that shocked Poland.

16-05-2010

Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition spotlight: Lullaby

One of the most popular Polish directors and a master of Polish comedy Juliusz Machulski tackles the horror film genre in his new film Lullaby.

16-05-2010