New Horizons finds ‘Jesus’

Fest org will produce Antoniak pic

Reaching beyond its usual festivals and distribution ops, Poland’s New Horizons Assn. has boarded “Comrade Jesus,” from helmer Urszula Antoniak.

New Horizons, which oversees the New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, also has Przemyslaw Wojcieszek’s “Secret” world premiering in the Berlinale Forum. It’s Wojcieszek’s third film to unspool in the section. New Horizons produced along with Dynamo Karuzela.

New Horizons is producing “Comrade Jesus,” starring Andrzej Chyra. Pic tells the story of Jesus Christ, who, while visiting a nouveau riche Polish family, refuses to leave and causes many problems for the family.

New Horizons is currently looking for a co-producer on the project.

The last film of the Polish-born and Holland-based Chyra was “Code Blue,” which played in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2011. New Horizons distributed it in Poland.

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