Berlinale: Programme


Film file

Competition

Pokot

Spoor

Krzysztof Zanussi (Producer), Borys Szyc, Jakub Gierszał, Patricia Volny, Wiktor Zborowski, Agnieszka Mandat (Cast), Agnieszka Holland (Director, Screenwriter), Olga Tokarczuk (Author), Miroslav Krobot (Actor), Moderation: Nikolaj Nikitin

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Retired civil engineer Duszejko lives a secluded life in a mountain village close to the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. She is charismatic and eccentric, a passionate astrologer and a strict vegetarian. One day her beloved dogs disappear. On a snowy winter’s night shortly afterwards she discovers the dead body of her neighbour and, next to it, deer tracks. More men die in a similarly mysterious way. All of them were pillars of the village community, and all were passionate hunters. Were these men killed by wild animals? Or has someone been provoked to pursue a bloody vendetta? At some point Duszejko herself comes under suspicion ...
After her foray into the realm of serialised drama, Agnieszka Holland returns to the big screen with a subversive thriller. Pokot is set in a landscape of changing seasons; however, the wild beauty of the countryside cannot hide the corrupt nature, cruelty and stupidity of the people who live there. Deeply rooted in the reality of rural Poland, the film is as anarchic as its heroine, and boldly mixes genres – from humorous detective story to exciting eco-thriller to feminist fairy-tale.

by
Agnieszka Holland

Poland / Germany / Czech Republic / Sweden / Slovak Republic 2017

Polish

128’ · Colour

With

Agnieszka Mandat (Duszejko)
Wiktor Zborowski (Matoga)
Miroslav Krobot (Boros)
Jakub Gierszał (Dyzio)
Patricia Volny (Dobra Nowina/Good News)
Borys Szyc (Wnętrzak)

Crew

Director
Agnieszka Holland
in cooperation with
Kasia Adamik
Screenplay
Olga Tokarczuk, Agnieszka Holland, adapted from the novel “Der Gesang der Fledermäuse“ by Olga Tokarczuk
Director of Photography
Jolanta Dylewska, Rafał Paradowski
Stills Photographer
Robert Pałka
Editing
Pavel Hrdlička
Music
Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
Sound Design
Mattias Eklund
Sound
Andrzej Lewandowski, Mattias Eklund
Production Design
Joanna Macha
Costumes
Katarzyna Lewińska
Make-up
Janusz Kaleja
Assistant Director
Hubert Koprowicz
Casting
Weronika Migoń
Production Manager
Andrzej Besztak
Producers
Krzysztof Zanussi, Janusz Wąchała
Executive Producer
Janusz Wąchała
Co-producers
Johannes Rexin, Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý, Fredrik Zander, Jakub Viktorin
Co-production
Heimatfilm, Köln
Nutprodukce, Prag
Chimney, Stockholm
Nutprodukcia, Bratislava

Biography

Agnieszka Holland

Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1948, she graduated from the FAMU film school in Prague and began her career assisting Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda. She collaborated with Krzysztof Kieślowski on the screenplay of his trilogy, Three Colors. Her film Gorączka screened in Competition at the Berlinale in 1981, the year in which she emigrated to Paris. Since then she has made over 30 films, winning awards including the Golden Globe and a Berlinale Silver Bear, and being nominated for a BAFTA and an Emmy. Her films In Darkness, Europa Europa and Angry Harvest were all nominated for an Academy Award.

Filmography (selection)

1979 Aktorzy prowincjonalni (Provinzschauspieler) 1981 Gorączka (Fieber) · Kobieta samotna (Eine alleinstehende Frau) 1985 Bittere Ernte (Angry Harvest) 1988 To Kill a Priest (Der Priestermord) 1990 Hitlerjunge Salomon (Europa, Europa) 1991 Largo Desolato 1992 Olivier, Olivier 1993 The Secret Garden (Der geheime Garten) 1995 Total Eclipse 1997 Washington Square 1999 The Third Miracle (Das dritte Wunder) 2002 Julie Walking Home 2006 Copying Beethoven (Klang der Stille) 2009 Janosik. Prawdziwa Historia (Janosik. The Real Story) 2011 In Darkness 2015 House of Cards; TV series, 2 episodes 2017 Pokot (Spoor) 2019 Mr. Jones

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Tor Film Production
tor.com.pl

World sales

Beta Cinema
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