Developing financial instruments for the film industry should bring the production standards closer to those in the West, says the head of the Polish Film Institute. With over 60 features made every year, it is hoped the new incentive system will boost the film industry in Poland, especially given the breadth of requirements which include films, TV series, animations and documentaries.
Bolesławski’s early silent films included work with the immortal Laurel and Hardy and a contract with MGM saw him shoot movies with some of the greats of his day such as Greta Garbo, Marlena Dietrich and Clark Gable.
Posting the news of her award on Facebook, the surprised actress, who didn’t attend the festival, wrote: “Oh s***! A moment ago I received an award at the Sundance festival. Thank you!!!”
While set in space, and unlike other films of the genre, the austere, hypnotic and beautifully shot film focuses on biology rather than physics, with the main character carrying out experiments on the crew, which on Earth would be considered taboo.
Using sand animation helps convey the dark character of a book that still has relevance to a modern audience.
Communion is Anna Zamecka’s directorial debut. Set in Warsaw, the film delves into the harrowing life of 14 year-old Ola Kaczanowska. The documentary follows her journey as she struggles to take care of both her autistic kid brother and alcoholic father.
Famous film director existed on little more than copious amounts of coffees and cigarettes when working, claims new biography.
In just four weeks the Comixify website, which allows visitors to convert video into a comic strip, has been flooded by over 180,000 viewers and has generated over 22,000 comics.
The director, who celebrates his 43rd birthday today, takes time out of his hectic filming schedule to talk to TFN’s Jacek Borowski about his career, film and the importance of luck.
Published tomorrow (Jan 10th) and based on the singer’s private notes and letters, acclaimed author Anna Mieszkowska tries to show her as she really was, from the circumstances of her marriage to her life during the Second World War.