Obława (Manhunt), directed by Marcin Krzyształowicz and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has found an international sales agent. The film will be represented by Canadian-based company Attraction Films.
Established in 2003, the Canadian company Attraction Films (previously known as Delphis Films) has over 200 films from around the world on its slate, including two Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute: Obława (Manhunt) by Marcin Krzyształowicz and Moja Australia (My Australia) by Arni Drozd, along with the Netherlands' Academy Award® candidate Kauboy by Helmer Boudewijn Koole.
Attraction Films focuses on international sales and distribution of feature and documentary films. The company took Manhunt on its slate after the film screened in Main Competition at the 36th Montreal International Film Festival.
Obława (Manhunt) is a wartime thriller, in which Marcin Dorociński plays the part of a resistance soldier and executioner, facing the Nazis, traitors, and - what is most difficult - his own dark past. The film is inspired by the wartime stories of Adam Krzyształowicz, father of the director and corporal of the Homeland Army during the Second World War. The lead parts were played by Marcin Dorociński, Maciej Stuhr, and Sonia Bohosiewicz. Supporting roles were played by Weronika Rosati, Andrzej Zieliński, Alan Andersz and Sebastian Stegmann. The film was lensed by Arkadiusz Tomiak, while Grzegorz Skawiński was responsible for production design. Obława (Manhunt) was produced by Skorpion Arte., and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
The Polish premiere of Manhunt took place at the 37th Gdynia Film Festival, where it screened as one of twelve films in Main Competition, winning the Silver Lions Award, the Award of the Art-House Cinema Network, and the Best Editing award for Adam Kwiatek and Wojciech Mrówczyński. The film's international premiere took place at the 36th Montreal International Film Festival, where it screened in Main Competition. Obława (Manhunt) was released in theatres across Poland on October 19, 2012. The film's Polish distributor is Kino Świat.
The official website of Attraction Films: www.delphisfilms.com.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun