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NEW HORIZONS 2021 Polish Days

Polish Days di New Horizons annuncia la sua line-up

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- 20 progetti cinematografici in varie fasi di produzione sono stati invitati al più grande evento industry in Polonia; tra questi figurano quelli di Aleksandra Terpińska e Anna Jadowska

Polish Days di New Horizons annuncia la sua line-up
Other People di Aleksandra Terpińska (© Madants/Warner Bros Entertainment Inc/Anna Włoch)

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The 11th edition of Polish Days, the New Horizons International Film Festival’s leading industry event, will once again present the majority of the most highly anticipated forthcoming titles from the national film industry. Polish Days will take place from 15-17 August during the 21st New Horizons (12-22 August) in Wrocław. The selection of 20 film projects includes titles at every stage of production, as five completed films, six works in progress and nine projects in development will be showcased.

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Aleksandra Terpińska’s feature debut, Other People, “a polyphonic story about isolated people dreaming of love in the big city” (see the news), is one of the five completed films set to be featured at the Polish Days screenings. Another debuting filmmaker, Mateusz Rakowicz, is inspired by 1980s Polish thief Zdzisław Najmrodzki in The Getaway King. Freshly presented at New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes, Fears by Łukasz Ronduda (A Heart of Love [+leggi anche:
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) and Łukasz Gutt tells the story (based on real events) of Daniel, an artist who originates from the countryside and has roots in the Catholic Church, while his relationship with Olek is blossoming in secret. My Wonderful Life is the third feature by Łukasz Grzegorzek, who returns to New Horizons three years after A Coach's Daughter [+leggi anche:
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; the film will open the festival and is also featured on the Polish Days line-up. Finally, first-time filmmaker Kuba Michalczuk wraps the selection with his comedy-drama The In-Laws.

Among the six works in progress are Woman on the Roof, the latest project by Anna Jadowska (Wild Roses [+leggi anche:
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), about a 60-year-old midwife who tries to rob a bank, armed with a kitchen knife. Imago, the new film by Olga Chajdas (Nina [+leggi anche:
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), is a portrait of a rebellious woman, as Poland was going through a political shift (see the interview). Also, Lipstick on the Glass, the third feature by Kuba Czekaj (Baby Bump [+leggi anche:
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), sees a woman lose control of her life through an intriguing and mysterious character, and she is led on an adventurous escape to a women’s sect (see the news). The selection is wrapped by the debut features Bread and Salt by Damian Kocur, Broys by Marcin Filipowicz and Roving Woman by Michał Chmielewski.

Finally, some of the projects that are currently in development are helmed by established filmmakers, and the selection includes A Child Made to Order by Patricia Ryczko (I Am REN [+leggi anche:
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), Doppelgänger by Jan Holoubek (25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda [+leggi anche:
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), First Day of Summer by Piotr Szczepański (Absolute Beginner) and She by Agnieszka Zwiefka (Scars [+leggi anche:
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). The selection is topped off by five debut projects: An Enemy by Teresa Czepiec, No One's Calling by Kamila Tarabura, Pray for Peace, Train for War by Agnieszka Elbanowska, The Root Crown by Katarzyna Gondek and Whack a Mole by Pat Howl.

Here is the complete selection of the projects participating in New Horizons Polish Days 2021:

Completed films

FearsŁukasz Ronduda, Łukasz Gutt
Producers: Kuba Kosma, Katarzyna Sarnowska (Serce)

The Getaway KingMateusz Rakowicz
Producers: Agnieszka Odorowicz, Andrzej Papis, Maciej Sowiński (TFP)

The In-LawsKuba Michalczuk
Producer: Michał Kwieciński (Akson Studio)

My Wonderful LifeŁukasz Grzegorzek
Producer: Natalia Grzegorzek (Koskino)

Other PeopleAleksandra Terpińska (Poland/France)
Producers: Klaudia Śmieja, Beata Rzeźniczek (Madants)

Works in progress

Bread and SaltDamian Kocur
Producers: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association, Canal+)

BroysMarcin Filipowicz
Producers: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association, Canal+)

Lipstick on the GlassKuba Czekaj (Poland/Germany)
Producers: Paweł Kosuń, Agnieszka Janowska, Arek Gielnik (Centrala Film, INDI FILM)

Roving WomanMichał Chmielewski (Poland/USA)
Producers: Lena Góra, Marta Lewandowska, Anna Lodej (Friends With Benefits Studio)

ImagoOlga Chajdas (Poland/Netherlands/Czech Republic/France)
Producers: Izabela Wójcik, Violetta Kamińska, Dariusz Jabłoński (Apple Film Production)

Woman on the RoofAnna Jadowska (Poland/France/Sweden)
Producers: Maria Blicharska, Damien Mc Donald, Mimmi Spang, Anna-Maria Kantarius (Donten & Lacroix Films, Blick Productions, Garagefilm)

Pitching of projects in development

A Child Made to OrderPatricia Ryczko
Producers: Vicky Witowska, Sylwia Witowska (Plan V)

An EnemyTeresa Czepiec
Producer: Mikołaj Pokromski (Pokromski Studio)

DoppelgängerJan Holoubek
Producer: Anna Waśniewska-Gill (TVN Discovery Group)

First Day of SummerPiotr Szczepański
Producer: Anna Pachnicka (Anagram Film)

No One's CallingKamila Tarabura
Producers: Andrzej Muszyński, Renata Męcina (ATM GRUPA)

Pray for Peace, Train for WarAgnieszka Elbanowska
Producers: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński (Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association, Canal+)

The Root CrownKatarzyna Gondek
Producer: Paweł Kosuń (Centrala Film)

SheAgnieszka Zwiefka
Producer: Izabela Igel (Harine Films)

Whack a MolePat Howl
Producers: Katarzyna Samson, Joanna Tatko (Król dopalaczy SA)

Polish Days is co-organised by the Polish Film Institute. Event partners include EAVE, Coloroffon, the Wrocław Film Commission, the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, the Łódź Film Commission, the Podkarpackie Film Commission, the Silesia Film Commission and DI Factory.

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