Cannes Daily Spotlight 2012: Polish Cinema
Poland’s growing success on the international stage is stoking a creative boom with the appearance of strong new production companies and talent.The country’s internationally renowned director, 86-year-old Andrzej Wajda, continues to collaborate with one of Poland’s leading outfits, Akson Studio. Directors of note from the younger generation include Lukasz Barczyk, who recently joined Kadr Film Studio as its artistic director. Barczyk is working on a feature with the provisional title “Soyer.” Kadr is working on “You Are God” by Leszek Dawid, whose 2011 debut, “Ki,” also impressed critics worldwide. The film is based on a story of Polish hip-hop band Paktofonika.
Other names and companies worthy of attention:
Talent to watch includes:
Natural partners | Fest pumps product into Cannes pipeline | Walesa biopic a natural fit for Wajda | Players, talent call attention to country’s creative growth spurt | New Horizons fest accents local fare
Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more