"Never Gonna Snow Again" celebrated premiere in Venice
Tonight the Filmstiftung-funded production "Never Gonna Snow Again" by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert premiered in competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
Małgorzata Szumowska, who directed and wrote the screenplay together with Co-Director and DoP Michał Englert, once more delivers an entertaining and profound social satire on today’s Poland in „Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie“ (original title). A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community. Despite their wealth, the residents emit an inner sadness, a longing. The mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia, for this is his name, changes their lives. The lead actors Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza and Weronika Rosati appeared in NRW, among other locations, in front of the camera. The Filmstiftung supported the German-Polish production of the Cologne-based Match Factory Productions and Lava Films in co-production with Kino Świat, the Mazowia Film Fund and Di Factory (all PL), with 400,000 Euros, with additional funding coming from the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), BR/Arte, MBB, Polish-German Film Fund, Polish Film Institute and the CineCoPro Award. World sales are being handled by The Match Factory. Cologne-based Real Fiction distributor will release the social satire in German cinemas.