WARSAW: The Polish public broadcaster TVP finalised a special competition for documentaries celebrating the 100th anniversary of Polish independence and chose 13 projects that will go into production in 2018. Nine documentaries and four feature reports were chosen from among 57 submissions.
WARSAW: Władysław Pasikowski's third part of the Pitbull crime trilogy had over 350,000 admissions during its opening weekend, making it the second best result for a local premiere in 2018 and a record for the director. Pitbull. The Last Dog was released in Polish cinemas by Kino Świat on 15 March 2018.
WARSAW: Olga Chajdas and Agnieszka Smoczyńska are joining Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik for the shooting of 1983, the first Polish Netflix series. The 8-episode series, which is currently shooting in Poland, is set in a world where the Iron Curtain never fell.
WARSAW: Sam Akina’s Planet Single 2, a sequel to the 2016 Polish box office hit starring Maciej Stuhr, is currently shooting in Warsaw. Kino Świat will release the film domestically on 9 November 2018.
WARSAW: Polish leading private broadcasters nc+ and TVN will introduce content available in 4K both on TV and online in 2018, including original content and a dedicated TV channel from nc+. Together with the VOD this might lead to a major change on Poland’s TV market.
WARSAW: Women of Mafia, a new crime comedy directed by Polish box office hit filmmaker Patryk Vega, noted the best result in 2018 with 684,000 admissions during its opening weekend, ahead of Fifty Shades Freed. The UK release by Odeon is set for 2 March 2018.
WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland will direct a drama about journalist Gareth Jones based on a script written by Andrea Serdaru-Barbul. The shoot is planned to launch in March 2018.
WARSAW: Polish company Watchout Studio launched the production of The Coldest Game, a spy thriller shot in English, directed by Łukasz Kośmicki.
BERLIN: Polish WWII fighter pilot drama 303 Squadron arrives in Berlin with the memory of Polish hits soaring into the top 10 at UK box office still fresh in distributors' minds.
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