23-09-2019

Solid Gold Back in Gdynia FF 2019 Main Competition

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Solid Gold by Jacek Bromski Solid Gold by Jacek Bromski photo: Olaf Tryzna

GDYNIA: Solid Gold directed by Jacek Bromski, which was dropped from its competition slot at the Gdynia Film Festival on the second day of the event, was reinstated into the competition two days before the end of the festival.

The controversy around Solid Gold and the previous cancellation of all festival screenings resulted from a conflict between the producer Akson Studio and now ex-coproducer of the film TVP. Their agreement, reached only the day before the end of the festival, made it impossible to organise as many screenings of Solid Gold as scheduled for its competitors, according to a press release from the festival.

The film was screened a number of times before the festival wrap on 21 September 2019.

Solid Gold, written and directed by Jacek Bromski and inspired by a past Polish political scandal connected to a pyramid scam, gives a behind the scenes look at the police and special services.

The film was shot in 2019 on location in Gdynia, produced by Michał Kwieciński and his company Akson Studio in coproduction with TVP, FINA and Gdynia Culture Centre, with the support of the Polish Film Institute.