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Jacek Borcuch finishes shooting Volterra in Italy

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- The film, set in Italy and focusing on the character of a Polish poet and Nobel Prize laureate, stars Krystyna Janda and Kasia Smutniak

Jacek Borcuch finishes shooting Volterra in Italy
Volterra by Jacek Borcuch (© Sonia Szóstak)

Jacek Borcuch has been directing Volterra after co-writing the script himself with popular Polish writer Szczepan Twardoch. The story is set in Italy and focuses on Polish poet and Nobel Prize laureate Maria Linde (brought to life by legendary Polish actress Krystyna Janda). She lives in the titular Volterra, a small town in Tuscany, where she leads a quiet life that is interrupted when, during the ceremony for the Honorary Citizenship Award that she is being given, instead of courteously expressing her gratitude, Maria makes a politically incorrect speech. This event will stir up a great deal of turmoil for those closest to her, including her daughter (Kasia Smutniak). The international cast consists of Antonio Catania, Lorenzo de Moor, Vincent Riotta and Robin Renucci.

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Two of Borcuch’s previous films, All That I Love [+see also:
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 and Lasting [+see also:
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, were presented at the Sundance Film Festival, and the latter was awarded for Best Cinematography, thanks to the work of DoP Michał Englert

Volterra is being produced by Marta Habior and Marta Lewandowska, of No Sugar Films, and is being co-produced by Tank Production Motion Group and Aeroplan Studios. The film’s release is set for 2019. The Polish distributor is Next Film, while the world sales are up for grabs.

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