Cannes Daily Spotlight 2012: Polish Cinema
Poland’s national film festival in the Baltic resort of Gydnia runs just before Cannes, ensuring a fresh raft of titles available for pickup by international sales agents.
Gydnia titles likely to attract interest in Cannes:
- “Elles”: Malgoska Szumowska’s drama starring Juliette Binoche as a middle-class reporter whose illusions are shattered when she writes about prostitution.
- “In Darkness”: Agnieszka Holland’s Oscar-nominated wartime saga
- “80 million”: Waldemar Krzystek’s political thriller set in 1981 just before the declaration of martial law in Poland
- “Secret”: Przemyslaw Wojcieszek’s story of a gay drag queen in wartime Poland
- “Man, Chicks Are Just Different”: Marek Koterski’s tale of sexual politics
- “Shameless”: An illicit love story from director Filip Marczewski
- “Crulic — The Path to Beyond”: An animated feature from Anca Damian involving a hunger strike
- “Women’s Day”: A mother-daughter tale from Maria Sadowska
- “You Are God”: A hip-hop musical from Leszek Dawid
- “My Father’s Bike”: A drama from Piotr Trzaskalski
- “Manhunt”: A thriller directed by Marcin Krzysztalowicz
- “Supermarket”: Horror fare from Maciej Zak
- “In a Bedroom”: About a desperate woman who takes advantage of men in order to survive, from director Tomasz Wasilewski.
- Not showing in Gydnia but available at Cannes: “Viva Belarus!” Krzysztof Lukaszewicz’s story of a Belarusian musician who takes on Europe’s last totalitarian state.
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