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Cannes: Variety Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Polish Film Institute

Magnus von Horn, whose 'The Here After' plays in Directors' Fortnight, was joined by the pic's producer Mariusz Wlodarski

Variety held a party at Rado Plage in Cannes Monday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Polish Film Institute, whose general director, Agnieszka Odorowicz, launched the event.

Among those joining in the festivities were Magnus von Horn, whose feature film debut “The Here After” plays in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, and the film’s producer Mariusz Wlodarski. Von Horn is from Sweden, but studied at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. His film was co-produced by Lava Films in Poland and Zentropa Intl. in Sweden.

Agnieszka Odorowicz

Agnieszka Odorowicz, general director of the Polish Film Institute, launched the 10th anniversary party in Cannes.

Arben Zharku, Catherine Ann Berger

Arben Zharku, director at Kosova’s state film body QKK, with Catherine Ann Berger, managing director of Swiss Films.

Marion Doering

Marion Doering, general director of the European Film Academy.

Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik, Igor Ostrowski, Elizabeth Valentina

Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik, head of the international relations department at the Polish Film Institute, Igor Ostrowski, head of media and entertainment practice Dentons Europe, and Elizabeth Valentina, Fox Entertainment.

Michael Andreen

Michael Andreen, senior VP, Fox International Productions.

Mike Downey, Iza Igel

Producers Mike Downey (‘Imagine’) and Iza Igel (‘Floating Skyscrapers’).

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