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.