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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #34. Agnieszka Holland’s Game Count

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #34. Agnieszka Holland’s Game Count

Game Count

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Writers: Agnieszka Holland, Olga Tokarczuk

Polish auteur Agnieszka Holland, once the protégé of Krzysztof Zanussi, is still best remembered for early 90s titles such as Europa Europa (1990) and her Arthur Rimbaud biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Total Eclipse (1993). Her last feature was 2011’s In Darkness, nominated for Best Foreign Language film that year, and she’s been steadily working in television, from the superb mini-series “Burning Bush,” to English language items such as episodes of “House of Cards,” and the t.v. treatment of “Rosemary’s Baby.” She’s been attempting to adapt famed Polish novelist Olga Tokarzuk’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead for several years, and phases of filmmaking have commenced on her adaptation, known as Game Count and co-written by Tokarzuk. Filming is supposed to wrap in late 2015/early 2016 on what’s described as a crime thriller with comedic elements as a spat of grisly murders are discovered.

Cast: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal

Production Co.: TOR Film Studio

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic) TBD (international).

Release Date: We’re assuming Holland will be spending the better half in post-production, and may unveil in Venice OR in competition at TIFF’s Platform program where Holland was a jury member in 2015.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, TIFF and AFI. His top 3 for 2016: Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade), Elle (Paul Verhoeven) and OJ: Made in America (Ezra Edelman).

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