Polish box office hit Planet Single to be shown at the Berlinale
- BERLIN 2016: The successful film, released in Poland on 5 February, will be shown for professionals at the Berlinale
Polish film Planet Single [+see also:
film profile], directed by Mitja Okorn (produced by Radosław Drabik and MichałChaciński) will visit the 66th Berlinale. The current no.1 box office hit in Polish cinemas (released 5 February) will be shown during a private screening today, Monday 15 February, at 7.35pm in Cinemaxx 13.
The film follows the story of two persons that find each other. He (Maciej Stuhr) is one of the top celebrities in the country: a talk-show host with the most outrageous and original show on TV, where he uses puppets to satirise modern life. Women want to be with him, men want to be like him. She (Agnieszka Wiedlocha) is a teacher at a musical school – a timid girl looking for Mr. Perfect on an internet dating site because it is Valentine's Day. Her internet dates will become the basis for his new show, where he will satirize various types of men women can meet on the internet. The show will become a huge hit. It seems the two are destined to fall in love and be together, but one day she actually will meet Mr. Perfect on the internet.
The screenplay was written by Sam Akina, Jules Jones, Mitja Okorn, Łukasz Światowiec and Michał Chaciński, based on story by Urszula Antoniak. The film has already been labelled by the press as “the best romantic comedy in over 20 years”. A rare case of a commercial and critical success, Okorn’s work has been rated 5 stars by the prestigious Gazeta Wyborcza daily and scoring 7.8 average on Filmweb (Poland's most popular film site).