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WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland’s first English-speaking drama Mr. Jones has been sold in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East.

GDYNIA: The Black Mercedes will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The new film from Janusz Majewski, based on his novel, will open in Polish cinemas on 4 October 2019, distributed by Kino Świat.

GDYNIA: Borys Lankosz’s Dark, Almost Night, based on a bestselling fantasy crime novel by Joanna Bator, will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019.

GDYNIA: Jacek Borcuch’s drama Dolce Fine Giornata will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film won the best actress award for Krystyna Janda at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

GDYNIA: Polish director Jan Komasa’s costume drama Corpus Christi will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019, after its international premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label and the Edipo Re Inclusive Awards in the Venice Days independent section.

WARSAW: Nominations for the 12th edition of the Polish Film Institute (PISF) awards were announced on 3 September 2019. The gala will take place during the 44th Gdynia Film Festival.

WARSAW: Maciej Bochniak is currently shooting Magnesia. The feature film produced by Aurum Film will be a mix of a detective story, comedy and western. The music will be composed by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who won an Academy Award for Marc Foster’s Finding Neverland (2004).

WARSAW: Patryk Vega is in postproduction with his new film Politics, the first of a four-part series of films about Polish political life. Politics was shot under radar in April 2019.

WARSAW: Polish Film Institute has granted 5.3 m EUR / 23.5 m PLN to ten feature film productions. The list includes new projects directed by Andrzej Jakimowski, Władysław Pasikowski and Agnieszka Smoczyńska.

WARSAW: The accomplished Polish film producer Piotr Woźniak-Starak, co-owner of Watchout Studio, died tragically on 18 August 2019 in a boating accident. He was 39 years old.