Serial killers and football: two films by Marcin Koszałka
by Dorota Hartwich
08/03/2012 - Famous documentary filmmaker Marcin Koszałka, who directed Such a Beautiful Son I Gave Birth To, The Existence and Declaration of Immortality and was also director of photography for several fiction films (Scratch [trailer], The Reverse), is currently shooting two new films.
Lust Killer is about the instincts that push a man to commit a sexual crime. The director tells the story of three serial killers: a man condemned to death, a second locked up for over 40 years in a psychiatric institution, and a third condemned to 25 years in prison about to be released for good behaviour.
"It's a film with a lot of suspense in the end, but wait and let me just tell you that everybody can discover in themselves the dark side of their power," commented Marcin Koszałka.
Produced by the director's wife, Natalia Bartkowicz-Koszałka, and their independent company Darklight Film Studio, Lust Killer already has support from the Cracow Film Commission.
You'll be a legend, man, the second film currently being shot by Marcin Koszałka, is about the 2012 European football championships. The first shots were taken during recent matches opposing Poland to Germany and Portugal. The director wants to show competition, pressure, the weight of responsability, as well as the players and supporters' emotions. Among the film's main characters are the Polish national team's trainer, Franciszek Smuda, and national football legend from the 19070s, Grzegorz Lato. Three chief cameramen are participating on the project: Wojtek Staroń, Adam Bajerski et Tomek Wolski.
(Translated from French)