FNE at Gdynia Film Festival 2018: Julius

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GDYNIA: Aleksander Pietrzak will showcase his feature debut, the comedy Julius, in the main competition of the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival, running from 17 to 22 September 2018. The film will open in Polish cinemas on 14 September 2018.

Julius / Juliusz is the story of a calm and collected art teacher, whose main problem in life is his father, a wild-spirited painter who refuses to slow down his crazy lifestyle even when he has a second heart attack. The all-star cast includes Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Jan Peszek and Anna Smołowik, accompanied by Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Chyra and Maciej Stuhr.

The film was directed by Aleksander Pietrzak and produced by Radosław Drabik and Michał Chaciński and their company Gigant Films, the makers of 2016 Polish box office hit Planet Single (Gigant Films, TVN), which has had 1,926,090 admissions to date. The script was written by Polish stand-up comedians Abelard Giza and Kacper Ruciński, with Łukasz Światowiec, Michał Chaciński and Radosław Drabik.
The film was privately funded and the final budget has not been announced. The shoot for the film took place on location in Warsaw between 5 September and 7 October 2017.
The film will be released in Poland on 14 September 2018 distributed by Kino Świat.

Production Information:
Giant Films
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Director: Aleksander Pietrzak
Screenwriters: Abelard Giza, Kacper Ruciński,Łukasz Światowiec, Michał Chaciński and Radosław Drabik
DoP: Mateusz Pastewka
Music: Marcin Macuk
Cast: Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Jan Peszek, Anna Smołowik, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Chyra, Maciej Stuhr