Pokot (Spoor), a film directed by Agnieszka Holland and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was released theatrically in Slovakia on April 6, 2017.
Pokot (Spoor) by Agnieszka Holland on April 6 was released theatrically in Slovakia. The film's title is Cez kosti mŕtvych. Distribution is handled by Asociácia Slovenských Filmových Klubov.
The main character in Agnieszka Holland's latest film is Janina Duszejko, a retired engineer living in the Sudeten mountains. She's also a vegetarian and an astrologist. One snowy winter night, she stumbles on the dead body of her neighbour. The man, a poacher, died a mysterious death. The only visible tracks around his house are roe deer hooves.
The script was written by Agnieszka Holland and Olga Tokarczuk, based on Olga Tokarczuk's bestselling novel "Drive Your Plough over the Bones of the Dead", published in 2009. The film was lensed by Jolanta Dylewska and scored by Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz. Filming took place in a variety of locations, including Międzygórze, Bystrzyce, Nowa Ruda, and Berlin.
The film features performances by Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszał, Borys Szyc, Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Kot, Katarzyna Herman, Patricia Volny, Miroslav Krobot, Marcin Bosak, and Andrzej Konopka.
Pokot (Spoor) was made as a co-production between Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Sweden. The film's producer on the Polish side is Studio Filmowe TOR, supported by funds from the European Union's Media programme, and the Polish-German Co-Development Fund for developing feature film projects. The film's other producers include Heimatfilm (Germany), Nutprodukce (Czech Republic), Nutprodukcia (Slovakia), and Chimney (Sweden). Polish co-producers include Odra-Film, the National Audiovisual Institute, HBO, and Agora. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and received financing from Eurimages.
The film had its world premiere at the 67th Berlinale and screened in Main Competition. Pokot (Spoor) received the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize - for a feature film that opens new perspectives.