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Polish Film Institute granted 700 000 PLN for the production of 'Ayka/ My Little One', a drama to be directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy. The film will tell a story of a young Kyrgyz girl - Ayka - lives and works illegally in Moscow. After giving birth to her son she leaves him in hospital. Some time later, however, her motherly yearning leads her to desperate attempts of finding the abandoned child.
'Ayka' will be co-produced by Russia, Germany and Poland. The Polish producer will be Otter Films, German- Karl Baumgartner from Pallas Films who worked on Emir Kusturica's films 'Underground' and 'White Cat, Black Cat', Kim Ki-duk's 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter..Spring' and 'Le Havre' by Aki Kaurismaki.
Sergey Dvortsevoy is an awarded author born in Kazakhstan and working in Russia. Among other films Dvortsevoy directed 'Tulpan' (2008) with cinematography by Jolanta Dylewska. This time Dylewska will also be cooperating with Dvortsevoy. The crew will also include the Polish make-up artist Tomasz Matraszek. The script was written by Sergey Dvortsevoy and Gienadij Ostrowski.
The shooting will start this summer - said Anna Wydra, the Polish producer of the film, who was nominated to Oscar for 'Rabbit a'la Berlin' with Bartek Konopka.
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We proudly announce that COMMUNION – a documentary film by Anna Zamecka, will have it‘s Polish premiere during the 32nd Warsaw Film Festival, in the DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION. COMMUNION is the only Polish film in this section. The Festival starts at October 7th.
The best news! COMMUNION wins in 27th Semaine de la critique - Locarno!! We are happy and proud of the whole wonderful crew. We can't wait for the first screenings in Poland that are coming soon.
First official screening of Marta Minorowicz's film will take place on May 15.
First viewers from Asia and South America saw Marta Minorowicz's debut.