Films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will be presented during the 66th International Film Festival in San Sebastian.
Awarded in Cannes Zimna wojna (Cold War) tells the story of the great and difficult love between two people who cannot be together and cannot live without each other. Their roles are played by Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig, partnered by Agata Kulesza and Borys Szyc. The events shown in the Cold War take place in the 1950s and 1960s in Poland and in Europe, and in the background we can hear the unique soundtrack, a combination of Polish folk music with jazz as well as songs from Parisian bars of the past century.
The co-production Jeszcze dzień życia (Another Day of Life), presented among others in Cannes and Annecy, is based on a book by the legendary Polish war correspondent Ryszard Kapuściński. He tells the story of a journalist who, left alone, writes a reportage about the civil war in Angola on the eve of regaining the independence in 1975. During the expedition, the reporter realizes that he is a witness to events which meaning will require going beyond the role of an observer. In order to tell the history of Angola he will have to undergo a profound change. Another day of life, a book in which Kapuściński writes about his experiences in Angola, is a testimony of his rebirth as both a writer and a man.
Both productions were included in the prestigious PEARLS competition section consisting of films which have not been presented in Spanish cinemas but have already been shown in the international festivals. The films in this section will compete for the Audience Award.
Co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Franco-German-British-Polish co-production High Life by Claire Denis will be shown in the official selection. The Polish co-producers of the film are Klaudia Śmieja and Beata Rzeźniczek from Madants. The author of some of the pictures for the film is Tomasz Naumiuk and the set design was prepared by Mela Melak. In the film, next to Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, we will see Agata Buzek. Marcin Rodak was responsible for the characterization and Piotr Bartuszek for the casting. The film was created in cooperation with Match & Spark.
The 66th edition of the International Film Festival in San Sebastian will take place on September 21st – 29th.
More information: www.sansebastianfestival.com.